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Don't mention the war : the British and the Germans since 1890

Author: John Ramsden
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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* An entertaining, informative and readable book about the rivalries between Britain and Germany over the last hundred years

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ramsden
ISBN: 9780349115399 0349115397
OCLC Number: 137313050
Notes: Prev. pub. : London : Little, Brown, 2006.
Description: xiv, 444 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, plates ; 20 cm
Contents: "An amiable, unselfish, kindly people" : Anglo-German perceptions before 1900 --
"When will Germany strike? Who knows?" : 1890-1914 --
"When the English learned to hate" : 1914-18 --
"The Germans are unchanged" : good Germans and Nazis in the age of Adolf Hitler --
"Don't let's be beastly to the Germans" : war and post-war the second time around --
"Putting poor Germany on its feet again" : re-educating the Germans and the British after 1945 --
"I tries 'ard, Brian, but I 'ates 'em" : normalising relations in the 1950s and 1960s --
"Hardy comes through" : Germans in British war films --
"Bert Trautmann's helmet" : English soccer and the German problem --
"People to people, there is a problem".
Responsibility: John Ramsden.

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Ramsden's perambulation through more than a century of inter-state relationships and anecdotes is as amusing as it is enlightening * GLASGOW HERALD * Germanophobes and Germanophiles alike will find Read more...

 
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