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Fighting the people's war : the British and Commonwealth armies and the Second World War

Author: Jonathan Fennell
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Armies of the Second World War (Cambridge (England))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In citizen armies, it matters enormously that soldiers should, as Oliver Cromwell put it, know what they fight for and love what they know; the fundamentals of victory or defeat 'often have to be sought far from the battlefield, in political, social, and economic factors'. This study of the British and Commonwealth armies in the Second World War, a fighting force made up predominantly of contingents from Britain,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fennell
ISBN: 9781107030954 1107030951
OCLC Number: 1056201216
Description: xxxii, 932 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inter-war --
Mobilisation --
Defeat in the West --
The Middle East --
The Far East --
The great imperial morale crisis --
Victory in North Africa --
New Guinea and Burma --
The Mediterranean --
Remobilisation --
Cassino --
Transformation in the jungle --
D-Day --
Normandy --
The victory campaigns --
Soldiers and social change.
Series Title: Armies of the Second World War (Cambridge (England))
Responsibility: Jonathan Fennell.

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Jonathan Fennell captures for the first time the true wartime experience of the ordinary soldiers from across the empire who made up the British and Commonwealth armies. He analyses why the great  Read more...

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