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1945 : the world we fought for

Author: Robert Kee
Publisher: London : Hamilton, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the historic events of 1945, the intensity, excitement and anxiety with which they were viewed at the time while illuminating their interests for us today.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kee, Robert.
1945.
London : Hamilton, 1985
(OCoLC)557941567
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kee
ISBN: 0241115310 9780241115312
OCLC Number: 12505421
Description: xxvii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The day --
Before the dawn --
Anglo-American relations seem rather unhappy just now --
Only a fairly happy New Year --
Shooting our friends, and enemies. Greece. The Ardennes --
Talking of a Third World War --
Liberation pains and cures. Greece. Yugoslavia --
The Red Army changes the face of the war --
The German quite invincible --
Looking to the future and a Third World War again --
Problems for the Black Sea Conference. Poland --
Yalta: a new light shining --
Yalta: selling a bill of goods without opening the wrapper --
The Pacific War I --
Heroes and others --
Managing in France --
Managing in Italy, Holland, Norway, Denmark --
Positioning for "the last round" in Europe. February-March 1945 --
A British general election in the offing --
The last round April-May 1945. Deaths great and small --
Concentration camps: All mankind is involved --
The British general election, June-July 1945 --
Relations with Russia, Poland, San Francisco, Potsdam --
Pacific War II. From Iwo Jima and Okinawa to VJ Day. The Bomb --
Epilogue: the confusions of peace; The world we fought for, and the problems we found in it. Worsening of relations with Russia. A happier Christmas.
Responsibility: Robert Kee.

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Robert captures the spirit of growing optimism as the events of 1945 drew haltingly, but inevitably towards victory over Germany and Japan.  Read more...

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