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GUEST,Sarah Lyr Req: MA student in Leeds needs help! (15) Lyr Req: MA student in Leeds needs help! 10 Oct 16

Hi there everyone!

Slightly strange/specific request, but i'm in need of help.
I've just started a Masters degree in Contemporary Literature at Leeds Beckett University. Our first module of study is called Researching Cultures, and our task is to look at contemporary representations of the Second World War.
As i am from Normanton, West Yorkshire, i thought it would be interesting to focus my project on coal miners in the West Riding area between 1939-1945. Specifically i'd like to look at the representations of masculinity at this time - Bevin Boys, and how the boys left behind are represented - were they relieved to be down the mine? or did they want to go to war? Did staying behind make them feel less of a man?

So, i'm in search of anything, literally anything, literature, poetry, art, film, tv, voice recordings, stories - which may help me in my search. Specifically thinking about poetry on here.

Your help would be most appreciated - please email me at

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