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Contesting home defence : men, women and the Home Guard in the Second World War

Author: Penny Summerfield; C M Peniston-Bird
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, cop. 2007.
Series: Cultural history of modern war
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a new contribution to debates about the British home front in WWII, this book addresses the way the Home Guard has been remembered in popular culture through examination of key films, as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Summerfield; C M Peniston-Bird
ISBN: 9780719062018 0719062012
OCLC Number: 470717047
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 292-297.
Description: 1 vol. (XVIII-307 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrationsList of abbreviationsPreface and acknowledgements1. Introduction: contested historiesPART ONE: POLITICAL CHALLENGES2. The People's Army: competing visions of the Home Guard3. Women, weapons and home defencePART TWO: REPRESENTATIONS4. The Home Guard in wartime popular culture5. Representations of women and home defence6. Dad's Army and Home Guard historyPART THREE: PERSONAL TESTIMONY7. Men's memories of the Home Guard8. Women, memory and home defence9. ConclusionAppendix 1 Personal Testimony: WomenAppendix 2 Personal Testimony: MenBibliography -- .
Series Title: Cultural history of modern war
Responsibility: Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird.
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