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The battle of the fields : rural community and authority in Britain during the Second World War

Author: Brian Short
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2014.
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This book will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to many who maintain a deep interest in the British countryside and its past, and to those who continue to share a fascination for the Second World War, in particular the 'home front'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Short, Brian.
Battle of the Fields : Rural Community and Authority in Britain during the Second World War.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Short
ISBN: 9781782043164 1782043160
OCLC Number: 893735824
Description: 1 online resource (482 pages)
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Writing food security in the mid-twentieth century; 1 Prelude: The 1930s and the origins and purpose of state intervention in farming; 2 Rural society on the eve of war; 3 The arrival of the county committees and their structures; 4 The membership of the county committees and their role in farm surveillance; 5 Networking the rural community; 6 Dispossessing farmers in England and Wales during and after the war; 7 Power and tragedy: The sad case of Ray Walden. 8 Reclamation: Environmental and landscape transformation, 1939-459 Reclamation: The Fenland and coastal marshes; 10 Wartime farming and state control in Scotland and Northern Ireland; 11 Representation, memory and fiction; 12 1945 and postwar continuities; 13 Contradictions in a countryside at war; Bibliography; Index.
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