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War in Britain (English Heritage) by Tim Newark

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Published by Collins .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history,
  • Other public performances & spectacles,
  • War & defence operations,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Military Science,
  • History / Great Britain

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9212160M
ISBN 100004722841
ISBN 109780004722849

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  "A decade ago, Daniel Todman made his mark with a decidedly revisionist book on World War I, The Great War: Myth and Memory. In his second major work of popular history, Britain's War: Into Battle, he aims to modify our perceptions of the United Kingdom's role in World War II. In this, the first of two planned volumes, he succeeds Brand: Oxford University Press.   Britain and France waged a second Opium War against China from to China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, alludes to the era in his call for a “China Dream” of national rejuvenation.   The definitive nonfiction work on the postwar period in Britain, a primer for anyone born after the war who grew up with the advantages of the NHS and welfare state wondering why the Labour. In the year , civilisation has been damaged by war, civil conflict, and revolution. Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain) is a province of Oceania, one of the three totalitarian super-states that rule the world. It is ruled by the "Party" under the ideology of "Ingsoc" (a shortening of "English Socialism") and the mysterious leader Big Brother, who has an intense cult of : George Orwell.

Britain’s Secret War: The Indonesian Confrontation –66 (Men-at-Arms) by Will Fowler and Kevin Lyles | out of 5 stars 8. The strength of this book is it covers the full spectrum of how the war impacted Britain: the disputes about the goals of the war (preserve the Empire or open up self-rule among the Dominions; socialism in the home country versus the stratified class system); gearing up for and sustaining a war (reallocating materials and labor to supply the /5. Britain's War is a triumph of narrative, empathy and research, as gripping in its handling of individual witnesses to the war - those doomed to struggle with bombing, rationing, exhausting work and above all the absence of millions of family members - as of the gigantic military, social, technological and economic forces that swept the conflict. Britain's War is a narrative of these epic events, an analysis of the myriad factors that shaped military success and failure, and an explanation of what the war tells us about the history of modern Britain. As compelling on the major military events as he is on the experience of ordinary people living through exceptional times, Todman suffuses.

  To mark the war's th anniversary the BBC has more modest ambitions, with Jeremy Paxman presenting a five‑part series called Great Britain's Great War from which this book is a spin-off. “The first great book on war in all its aspects, and still one of the best.” On War () by Carl von Clausewitz “On War represents the most ambitious effort ever made by a theorist of human conflict to systematize war and understand it for what it is.” “Absolutely essential for understanding the human phenomenon of war.”. This initiative aimed to compile a comprehensive artistic record of the history of Britain throughout the war. Today, more than half of the collection is held at the Imperial War Museum and their book Art from the Second World War presents a solid introduction to the scheme.   The word immigration and the phrase postwar are commonly paired. Those who study black history often talk of the existence of a “Windrush Myth”, a widely held notion that the presence of non-white people in Britain began in the summer of , when that famous ship docked at Tilbury in Essex. To counter this, historians point to the long history of black and Asian people living in Britain.