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Bombing, states and peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945

Author: Claudia Baldoli; Andrew Knapp; R J Overy
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the cover. Over the six years of the Second World War, most of urban Europe was subject to bomb attack, from the French Atlantic ports to the major cities of central Germany, from the Dutch and Belgian cities to the ports and towns of Sicily. Throughout the whole region perhaps as many as 700,000 were killed. In this collection, an international panel of historians explores the immediate effects of that wartime  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945.
Continuum Intl Pub Group 2011
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Baldoli; Andrew Knapp; R J Overy
ISBN: 9781441185686 1441185682 9781441192547 1441192549
OCLC Number: 535494683
Notes: Papers from a conference held at the University of Exeter, September 2009.
Description: vi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. States and peoples --
pt. 2. Cultural responses to bombing --
pt. 3. Society in the bombing war --
pt. 4. Friend or foe? : popular perceptions of bombing.
Responsibility: edited by Claudia Baldoli, Andrew Knapp and Richard Overy.
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Aims to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany. This book provides the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the  Read more...


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The high value [of this collection] comes from its clear division into four major chapters, which include highly empirical and analytical contributions, as well as the concise and readable Read more...

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