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Britain in the Second World War - Mark Donnelly

Britain in the Second World War

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780415174268
Number Of Pages: 144

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Britain in the Second World War presents a new and vivid survey of politics, society, culture and military strategy between 1939 and 1945. Structured around themes such as 'Wartime Media', and 'Britain and its Allies', the book covers the major historical debates of these areas, including Britains commitment to remain in the conflict until unconditional surrender and the effect of war on the status of women.
It includes discussion of:
* politics, including Churchill's wartime strategy and the 1945 election
* the economy
* selling the war to the public
* the influence of war on British society.
Britain in the Second World War is a compact history of wartime Britain which not only provides a succinct narrative of events, but also highlights contemporary historical debate.

List of abbreviations
Chronology of the war in the west
Introductionp. 1
Wartime politicsp. 4
The outbreak of war and the downfall of Chamberlainp. 5
The Churchill coalition, 1940-2p. 13
Beveridge and reconstructionp. 18
Popular altitudes and the 1945 electionp. 26
The people's warp. 33
Evacuation and the blitzp. 35
Women at warp. 38
Civil liberties, citizenship and the statep. 45
The wartime economyp. 54
Organising the war economyp. 54
The performance of the war economyp. 60
The economic legacy of the warp. 64
Wartime media - press, radio and cinemap. 70
The national pressp. 71
The BBCp. 75
Cinemap. 79
Wartime strategy - Britain and its Alliesp. 85
Britain and France, September 1939-June 1940p. 86
Britain alone, June 1940-June 1941p. 91
Towards the Grand Alliance, June-December 1941p. 96
The Mediterranean strategy, 1942-4p. 98
D-Day and victory in Europep. 103
Bibliographyp. 109
Indexp. 119
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415174268
ISBN-10: 0415174260
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1