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Britain and 1940 : history, myth, and popular memory

Author: Malcolm Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The year 1940 was the most significant in European history during the last century. Its reverberations are still with us. But the implications of what happened in 1940 have meant different things in different countries. For Britain it was 'the finest hour', the beginning of a People's War. How did people foresee 1940 before it happened? How were representations changed over the years? What does 1940 mean now?"

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Smith
ISBN: 0415010500 9780415010504 041524076X 9780415240765
OCLC Number: 44769406
Description: 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. --
The projection of war, 1918 to 1939. --
To Dunkirk. --
Invasion and the Battle of Britain. --
The Blitz. --
Wartime politics and popular culture. --
Refighting the war: Attleeto Blair. --
America, Europe and the world. --
Responsibility: Malcolm Smith.
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1940 was the most significant year in European history this century, this book examines what it meant for the people of Britain then and now. Malcolm Smith details the resultant influences that have  Read more...


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This is a fascinating and well-written book, and a more than useful interpretative history of twentieth-century Britain. - Keith Laybourn, University of Huddersfield, Social History Society Read more...

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