Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, c2011
Claudia Baldoli; Andrew Knapp
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|内容：||Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; PART I; Wartime Societies and Shelter Politics in National Socialist Germany and Britain*; The Blackout and the Idea of Community in Britain and Germany; Evacuation in Italy during the Second World War: Evolution and Management*; 'Relieving Sorrow and Misfortune'? State, Charity, Ideology and Aid in Bombed-out France, 1940-1944; PART II; The Defence of Works of Art from Bombing in Italy during the Second World War* 'The photograph my skull might take': Bombs, Time and Photography in British and German Second World War LiteratureReligion and Bombing in Italy, 1940-1945; 'Defend us from All Perils and Dangers of this Night':1 Coping with Bombing in Britain during the Second World War; PART III; The Blitz Experience in British Society 1940-1941; The Allied Air War and German Society*; Orchestrated Solidarity: the Allied Air War in France and the Development of Local and State-Organized Solidarity Movements. The True Cause of the 'Moral Collapse': People, Fascists and Authorities under the Bombs. Naples and the Countryside, 1940-194PART IV; Anglo-American Air Attacks and the Rebirth of Public Opinion in Fascist Italy*; Muted Applause? British Prisoners of War as Observers and Victims of the Allied Bombing Campaign over Germany; Criminals or Liberators? French Public Opinion and the Allied Bombing of France, 1940-1945; A Comparative Approach to Newsreels and Bombing in the Second World War: Britain, France, Germany; Postscript; Editors and Contributors; Bibliography; Index.|
With Western Europe now at the heart of a united continent it is ever more difficult to explain how only 70 years ago European states destroyed much of the urban landscape from the air. There were many blitzes between 1940 and 1945 with an estimated 700,000 people killed. The purpose of this book is to provide the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the impact of bombing. In particular it considers the political, cultural and social responses to bombing rather than the military, strategic and social dimensions which have formed the core of the discussion hitherto.