German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz 1942 1944

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II  From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz  1942 1944 Author Eric Grove
ISBN-10 0714652830
Release 2002
Pages 33
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This volume is a compendium of four Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book cover the actions that resulted in the sinking or immobilising of the German warships "Bismarck" and "Graf Spee", and records the struggle to rid the seas of the meance of the armed merchant raiders.

Modernism and World War II

Modernism and World War II Author Marina MacKay
ISBN-10 9781139463171
Release 2007-01-18
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World War II marked the beginning of the end of literary modernism in Britain. However, this late period of modernism and its response to the war have not yet received the scholarly attention they deserve. In this full-length study of modernism and World War II, Marina MacKay offers historical readings of Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot, Henry Green and Evelyn Waugh set against the dramatic background of national struggle and transformation. In recovering how these major authors engaged with other texts of their time - political discourses, mass and middlebrow culture - this study reveals how World War II brought to the surface the underlying politics of modernism's aesthetic practices. Through close analyses of the revisions made to modernist thinking after 1939, MacKay establishes the significance of this persistently neglected phase of modern literature as a watershed moment in twentieth-century literary history.

World War II in Europe

World War II in Europe Author David T. Zabecki
ISBN-10 9781135812423
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 1550
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Britain and America After World War II

Britain and America After World War II Author Richard Wevill
ISBN-10 9781848859807
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 293
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The period immediately after World War II was a vital one for diplomatic relations and, with the Soviet Union emerging as a new superpower, it was particularly important for Britain's relations with America. This is the first book to focus on the role of the British Embassy in Washington during this period. According to Richard Wevill, the British Embassy was pivotal in the fulfillment of key British foreign, financial and imperial policy objectives. Applying the implications of new archival material to the turning points of the period, including a detailed review of Lord Halifax's ambassadorship under Attlee, a re-evaluation of the part of Roger Makins in the atomic energy discussions, and the Embassy's influence in relation to Palestine, Wevill argues for a more nuanced understanding of the 'special relationship' in its most formative period. He offers a recasting of a crucial period of twentieth century history, providing fascinating new detail on Britain's relations with President Truman as well as with Secretaries of State George Marshall and Dean Acheson. Charting the beginnings of one of modern history's most influential alliances, this book will be a primary reference point for students and scholars of History, the Cold War, Politics and International Relations.

World War 2 in Europe Africa and the Americas with General Sources

World War 2 in Europe  Africa  and the Americas  with General Sources Author Loyd E. Lee
ISBN-10 0313293252
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 525
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This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.


Blackout Author Sheri Chinen Biesen
ISBN-10 0801882176
Release 2005
Pages 243
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Sheri Chinen Biesen challenges conventional thinking on the origins of film noir and finds the genre's roots in the political, social and historical conditions of Hollywood during the Second World War.

The Road to War

The Road to War Author Andrew Wheatcroft
ISBN-10 9781448112395
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 576
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Hailed on publication as a thought-provoking, authoritative analysis of the true beginnings of the Second World War, this revised edition of The Road to War is essential reading for anyone interested in this momentous period of history. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war; recapturing the concerns, anxieties and prejudices of the statesmen of the thirties.

The World War II Combat Film

The World War II Combat Film Author Jeanine Basinger
ISBN-10 0819566233
Release 2003-05-15
Pages 376
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Lively, comprehensive analysis of World War II movies.

The Economics of World War II

The Economics of World War II Author Mark Harrison
ISBN-10 0521785030
Release 2000-06-26
Pages 307
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This book, the result of an international collaborative project, provides a new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers: the UK, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USSR. A chapter is devoted to each country, while the introductory chapter presents a comparative overview. It aims to provide a text of statistical reference for those interested in international and comparative economic history, the history of World War II, the history of economic policy, and comparative economic systems.

The People s War

The People s War Author Robert W. Thurston
ISBN-10 0252026004
Release 2000
Pages 275
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The People's War lifts the Stalinist veil of secrecy to probe an almost untold side of World War II: the experiences of the Soviet people themselves. Going beyond dry and faceless military accounts of the eastern front of the "Great Patriotic War" and the Soviet state's one-dimensional "heroic People," this volume explores how ordinary citizens responded to the war, Stalinist leadership, and Nazi invasion.Drawing on a wealth of archival and recently published material, contributors detail the calculated destruction of a Jewish town by the Germans and present a chilling picture of life in occupied Minsk. They look at the cultural developments of the war as well as the wartime experience of intellectuals, for whom the period was a time of relative freedom. They discuss women's myriad roles in combat and other spheres of activity. They also reassess the behavior and morale of ordinary Red Army troops and offer new conclusions about early crushing defeats at the hands of the Germans - defeats that were officially explained as cowardice on the part of high officers.A frank investigation of civilian life behind the front lines, The People's War provides a detailed, balanced picture of the Stalinist USSR by describing not only the command structure and repressive power of the state but also how people reacted to them, cooperated with or opposed them, and adapted or ignored central policy in their own ways. By putting the Soviet people back in their war, this volume helps restore the range and complexity of human experience to one of history's most savage periods.

Technical and Military Imperatives

Technical and Military Imperatives Author L Brown
ISBN-10 1420050664
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 580
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Technical and Military Imperatives: A Radar History of World War II is a coherent account of the history of radar in the second World War. Although many books have been written on the early days of radar and its role in the war, this book is by far the most comprehensive, covering ground, air, and sea operations in all theatres of World War II. The author manages to synthesize a vast amount of material in a highly readable, informative, and enjoyable way. Of special interest is extensive new material about the development and use of radar by Germany, Japan, Russia, and Great British. The story is told without undue technical complexity, so that the book is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Music of the World War II Era

Music of the World War II Era Author William H. Young
ISBN-10 0313338914
Release 2008
Pages 261
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Examines music about the war, popular hits and standards, swing and jazz, music on the stage and screen, country, and classical music, and includes information on the music business and the radio industry.

Warman s World War II Collectibles

Warman s World War II Collectibles Author Michael E. Haskew
ISBN-10 9781440217869
Release 2010-11-23
Pages 288
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Collecting the Good War "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."—Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hailed as "The Greatest Generation," the men and women who fought in World War II carried an unimaginable burden. Their date with destiny, both horrendous and heroic, shaped the world we know today. This newly expanded second edition of Warman's World War II Collectibles serves as a living tribute to these brave souls, as well as a guide to the remarkable and historical items that survived titanic battles. Brimming with expert collecting advice, detailed information and spectacular color images, this book is designed to provide perspective and guidance to the extraordinary world of World War II collectibles. This one-of-a-kind package features: 1,100 full-color photos of collectibles from Allied and Axis forces Coverage of uniforms, headgear, accouterments, medals, firearms, bayonets, knives, daggers, swords, and personal items 3,000 listings with updated current-market prices Helpful collecting advice, price and availability ratings, and reproduction alerts

Latvia in World War II

Latvia in World War II Author Valdis O. Lumans
ISBN-10 0823226271
Release 2006
Pages 547
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Valdis Lumans provides an authoritative, balanced, and comprehensive account of one of the most complex, and conflicted, arenas of the Second World War. Struggling against both Germany and the Soviet Union, Latvia emerged as an independent nation state after theFirst World War. In 1940, the Soviets occupied neutral Latvia, deporting or executing more than 30,000 Latvians before the Nazis invaded in 1941 and installed a puppet regime. The Red Army expelled the Germans in 1944 and reincorporated Latvia as a Soviet Republic. By the end of the war, an estimated 180,000 Latvians fled to the West. The Soviets would deport at least another 100,000.Drawing on a wide range of sources-many brought together here for the first time-Lumans synthesizes political, military, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural history. He moves carefully through traditional sources, many of them partisan, to scholarship emerging since the end of the Cold War, to confront such issues as political loyalties, military collaboration, resistance, capitulation, the Soviet occupation, anti-Semitism, and the Latvian role in the Holocaust.

World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea Author Spencer Tucker
ISBN-10 9781598844573
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 751
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• More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia

Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia Author David Koh Wee Hock
ISBN-10 9789812304681
Release 2007
Pages 212
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Illustrates how the political and social fallout from the World War II is still alive and divisive in South and East Asia.

World War 2 Pacific Island Guide

World War 2 Pacific Island Guide Author Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN-10 0313313954
Release 2002
Pages 477
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Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater. Arranged regionally and, to the extent possible, chronologically according to when islands entered the war, entries provide complete background information. Along with island names, nicknames, Allied code names, location, and wartime time zones, the entries include such topics as the island's physical characteristics, weather, health hazards, historical background, native population, natural resources, and military value. Japanese and Allied strategies and operations, military problems caused by terrain, military installations, Japanese units and key commanders, Allied units and key commanders, and brief battle descriptions are also covered along with the island's postwar status. A valuable resource for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and war gamers, the book provides complete background information on the geo-military aspects of the Pacific Ocean region, its islands, and the roles they played in the war. 108 maps provide specific information. Until now, geo-military information could only be found by searching four to ten publications on each island.