Released on 2019-01-24Categories History

Fighting the People's War

Fighting the People's War

Author: Jonathan Fennell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107030954

Category: History

Page: 967

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Jonathan Fennell captures for the first time the true wartime experience of the ordinary soldiers from across the empire who made up the British and Commonwealth armies. He analyses why the great battles were won and lost and how the men that fought went on to change the world.
Released on 2000Categories History

The People's War

The People's War

Author: Robert W. Thurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026004

Category: History

Page: 296

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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.
Released on 2019-02-15Categories Political Science

Military Art of People's War

Military Art of People's War

Author: Vo Nguyen Giap

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583678244

Category: Political Science

Page:

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This collection includes the major writings of General Giap, who, on the evidence of his record as well as his theoretical work, has long been recognized as one of the military geniuses of modern times. The book includes writings from the 1940s to the end of the 1960s.
Released on 2003Categories History

Which People's War?

Which People's War?

Author: Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199273171

Category: History

Page: 344

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The author examines how national belonging, or British national identity, was envisaged in the public culture of the World War II Home Front. Who was included as British, how did the British describe themselves as a singular people, and what were the consequences of those depictions?
Released on 1992Categories Great Britain

The People's War

The People's War

Author: Angus Calder

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780712652841

Category: Great Britain

Page: 658

View: 579

"The 1939-45 conflict was, for Britain, a 'total war'; no section of society remained untouched by military conscription, air raids, the shipping crisis and the war economy. In this comprehensive and engrossing narrative Angus Calder presents not only the great events and leading figures but also the oddities and banalities of daily life on the Home Front, and in particular the parts played by ordinary people: air raid wardens and Home Guards, factory workers and farmers, housewives and pacifists. Above all this revisionist and important work reveals how, in those six years, the British people came closer to discarding their social conventions than at any time since Cromwell's republic." --Back cover.
Released on 2009-01-01Categories History

British Literature of the Blitz

British Literature of the Blitz

Author: K. Miller

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349364789

Category: History

Page: 216

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British Literature of the Blitz interrogates the patriotic, utopian ideal of the People's War by analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in literature and film. Its subtitle – Fighting the People's War – describes how British citizens both united to fight Nazi Germany and questioned the nationalist ideology binding them together.
Released on 2022-11-15Categories History

The Peoples’ War?

The Peoples’ War?

Author: Alexander Wilson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228015901

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 880

Some 75 million people were killed during the Second World War; millions more were displaced in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The war resulted in the creation of new states, the acceleration of imperial decline, and a shift in the distribution of global power. Despite its unprecedented impact, a comprehensive account of the complex international experiences of this war remains elusive. The Peoples’ War? offers fresh approaches to the challenge of writing a new history of the Second World War. Exploring aspects of the war that have been marginalized in military and political studies, the volume foregrounds less familiar narratives, subjects, and places. Chapters recover the wartime experiences of individuals – including women, children, members of minority ethnic groups, and colonial subjects – whose stories do not fit easily into conventional national war narratives. The contributors show how terms used to delineate the conflict such as home front and battle front, occupier and occupied, captor and prisoner, and friend and foe became increasingly blurred as the war wore on. Above all, the volume encourages reflection on whether this conflict really was a “Peoples’ War.” Challenging the homogenizing narratives of the war as a nationally unifying experience, The Peoples’ War? seeks to enrich our understanding of the Second World War as a global event.
Released on 2005Categories History

Fighting the Great War

Fighting the Great War

Author: Michael S. Neiberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674016963

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 946

In this lively book, Neiberg offers a concise history based on the latest research and insights into the soldiers, commanders, battles, and legacies of World War I, called the Great War. Photos.