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Britain's war machine : weapons, resources, and experts in the Second World War

Author: David Edgerton
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Edgerton
ISBN: 9780713999181 0713999187
OCLC Number: 689522201
Description: xvii, 445 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Assurance of Victory --
3. Never Alone --
4. Cronies and Technocrats --
5. Politics and Production --
6. Sons of the Sea --
7. Worlds of War --
8. Boffins --
9. Machines and Modernity.
Responsibility: David Edgerton.

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