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: 848

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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: 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.
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 2008-12-18Categories History

British Literature of the Blitz

British Literature of the Blitz

Author: K. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230234321

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 2004-07-01Categories History

Which People's War?

Which People's War?

Author: Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191037535

Category: History

Page: 300

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Which People's War? examines how national belonging, or British national identity, was envisaged in the public culture of the World War II home front. Using materials from newspapers, magazines, films, novels, diaries, letters, and all sorts of public documents, it explores such questions as: who was included as 'British' and what did it mean to be British? How did the British describe themselves as a singular people, and what were the consequences of those depictions? It also examines the several meanings of citizenship elaborated in various discussions concerning the British nation at war. This investigation of the powerful constructions of national identity and understandings of citizenship circulating in Britain during the Second World War exposes their multiple and contradictory consequences at the time. It reveals the fragility of any singular conception of 'Britishness' even during a war that involved the total mobilization of the country's citizenry and cost 400,000 British civilian lives.
Released on 2000-11-18Categories History

The British Army and the People's War, 1939-1945

The British Army and the People's War, 1939-1945

Author: Jeremy A. Crang

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719047412

Category: History

Page: 161

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During the Second World War the British army absorbed approximately three million new recruits, the majority of whom were conscripts. Drawn from all occupational groups and social classes, the military authorities were confronted with the task of molding these civilians in uniform into an effective fighting force. This book analyzes the impact of this process of integration on the army as a social institution. Exploring such aspects of the army’s social organization as other rank selection, officer selection, officer promotion, officer-man relations, the soldier’s working life, army welfare, and army education, it assesses the ways in which the army changed in relation to its new intake, what the extent of any change that took place actually was, and how different the army of 1945 was to that of 1939.
Released on 2001-06-01Categories History

People's War, People's Army

People's War, People's Army

Author: Vo Nguyen Giap

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898753716

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 288

Vo Nguyen Giap, Southeast Asia's most successful Communist general, Minister of Defense and Commander in Chief of North Vietnam's army, shares with Premier Khrushchev a conviction that the future holds many "just wars of national liberation." This volume stresses the climate of Asia, Africa, and Latin American, torn today by anticolonial, economic, and political upheavals. It is General Giap's purpose in this book, originally published in 1962, to guide these struggles to the desired "socialist" victory. The speeches and essays that comprise this key document provide not only the tactical doctrine for effective insurgency operations, but also the political guidelines for enlisting the people in the insurgents' side.
Released on 2001Categories History

This is England

This is England

Author: Neil Rattigan

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638627

Category: History

Page: 355

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Third, that the condition of total war in which Britain found itself a short time after the commencement of hostilities would mean that films, and indeed, all mass/popular culture, would respond to the urgency of the situation by taking a special interest in representations of British society. And fourth, following on from this, that British films of the Second World War would, one way or another, be agents of propaganda. From these propositions, the book examines just what these films had to say about social class in the images of Britain they were promulgating, with the corollaries of just how were they saying it, and why were they saying it. Alongside this is a concern with what propaganda purposes were being met by these films."--Jacket.
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: 740

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.