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Botswana, 1939-1945 : an African country at war

Author: Ashley Jackson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first full study of an African country during the Second World War. Unusually, it provides both an Africanist and an imperial perspective. Using extensive archival and oral evidence, Ashley Jackson explores the social, economic, political, agricultural, and military history of Botswana. He examines Botswana's military contribution to the war effort and the impact of the war on the African home front.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Jackson
ISBN: 0198207646 9780198207641
OCLC Number: 39354360
Description: xiii, 281 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. I. Recruitment, War Service, and Communications. 2. Motivation and Mobilization for War: Recruitment for the British Army. 3. At War: Basic Training, War Duties, and Deployment. 4. At War: Welfare, Discipline, Race Relations, and Recreation. 5. Bridging the Gaps: Communications and Control --
pt. II. The Home Front. 6. The Home Front: The Economics of War. 7. The Home Front: Women Soldiering On. 8. Wartime Food Production: Grain Storage, the Warlands, and the Persistence of Agricultural Individualism. 9. The Home Front: Political Developments and the Vision of the Post-war Future --
pt. III. Demobilization and Repatriation.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Ashley Jackson.
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Studies Botswana during World War II. The book offers an Africanist and an imperial perspective, exploring the impact of the war on the home front and Botswana's military contribution. Events and  Read more...

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This fascinating study offers a 'total' history of wartime Bechuanaland.../ Larry Butler, TLS, 28/05/99. Jackson has made a provocative contribution to ongoing debates on the impact of the Second Read more...

 
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