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‘Khaki Fever’ during the First World War: A Historical Case Study of Social Work's Approach towards Young Women, Sex and Moral Danger

Published on Oct 1, 2016in British Journal of Social Work
· DOI :10.1093/bjsw/bcv103
Viviene E. Cree19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
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