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The Second World War : a Marxist history

Author: Chris Bambery
Publisher: London : PlutoPress, ©20 2014. ©2014
Series: Counterfire.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the Second World War was about a division of the world between the great powers, as well as a rising of ordinary people against fascism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bambery, Chris.
Second World War.
London : PlutoPress, 2014
(DLC) 2014397440
(OCoLC)870425181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bambery
ISBN: 9781849649216 1849649219 9781849649230 1849649235
OCLC Number: 881685878
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Half-title page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Competing Empires at a Time of Economic Crisis; The Great Depression Fuels Great Power Rivalries; Why the Second World War Was Different; 2 The Allied Powers; Britain: The Lion in Winter; Appeasement Flows From Weakness; Domestic Friends of Fascism; How Could Britain Fight a Global War?; France: On The Brink of Civil War; USSR --
Bulwark Against Bolshevism; The United States: Facing Its Destiny; 3 The Axis Powers; Germany: Nazism Equals War; Economic Stabilisation, Then Collapse. Hitler to PowerSelf-sufficiency, Rearmament and Expansion; Jews, Bolsheviks and Other 'Asocials'; The Necessity of War; Italy: Big Appetite, Bad Teeth; Japan: War as the Only Escape; 4 The Countdown to War; The Rhineland; Popular Fronts in Spain and France; France Divided; Halifax Meets Hitler; Anschluss; Czechoslovakia is Sold Away; The Final Hours Before War; Appeasement Continues; 5 The Early War; The Fall of Poland; The Occupation of France; Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny; Fight on or Surrender?; France Collapses; Britain Alone; The Battle of Britain; Churchill's War. The US Milks Britain Dry6 Russia: The Crucible of Victory; To the Gates of Moscow; The Decisive Point in the Second World War; Genocide; 7 The End of the Third Reich; War of Materiel; The End of Mussolini's War; The Invasion of North-Western Europe; The Failure of the Bombing Campaigns; The Destruction of the Third Reich; Genocide: To the Bitter End; Where Was the German Working Class?; 8 Resistance in Europe; Italy; France; Belgium; Greece; Parcelling Up Europe; Yugoslavia; Albania; Conclusion; 9 Asia and the Pacific; The Early War in the East; War in the Pacific; The US on the Offensive. Japan Defeated10 The East is Red; China; Korea; Vietnam; Malaya; The Philippines; Indonesia; 11 The Post-War World; The American Century is Declared; The Passing of the British Empire; India; The Middle East; The End of the French Empire; Conclusion; Towards a Marxist Interpretation of the War; Was Revolution Possible?; Timeline; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Counterfire.
Responsibility: Chris Bambery.

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