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Home fronts : Britain and the Empire at war, 1939-45

Home fronts : Britain and the Empire at war, 1939-45

Author: Mark J Crowley; Sandra Trudgen Dawson
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"There is increasing interest in the 'home front' during the Second World War, including issues such as how people coped with rationing, how women worked to contribute to the war effort, and how civilian morale fluctuated over time. Most studies on this subject are confined to Britain, or to a single other colonial territory, neglecting the fact that Britain controlled a large Empire and that there were numerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J Crowley; Sandra Trudgen Dawson
ISBN: 9781783272259 1783272252
OCLC Number: 969422370
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Home fronts and the empire at war / Mark J. Crowley and Sandra Trudgen Dawson --
pt. 1. Consumption on the home front. British restaurants and the gender politics of the wartime midday meal / Nadja Durbach ; A nutritional economy : the calorie, development and war in mandate Palestine / Sherene Seikaly ; Rubber shortages on Britain's home front / Sandra Trudgen Dawson ; Nation-building and nationalism in Bengali children's literature during the 1940s and 1950s / Nupur Chaudhuri --
pt. 2. The militarized home front. 'Young blood' and 'the blackout' : love, sex and marriage on the South African home front / Jean P. Smith ; Ceylon's home front during the Second World War / Ashley Jackson ; Nyanza at war : Kenya and the mobilization of Britain's Colonial Empire / Andrew Stewart ; 'Fighting in their ways'? : the civilian man in British culture, 1939-1945 / Linsey Robb --
pt. 3. Technology, danger and waste on the home front. "The Royal Mail will always get through' : maintaining communications on the home and military front during the Second World War / Mark J. Crowley ; 'National necessity' and 'patriotic duty' : railway publicity in World War II India / Ritika Prasad ; Removing danger : the making of 'dangerous internees' in Australia / Christine Winter ; Bombs and recycling drives : the double threat to books and documents in wartime Britain / Peter Thorsheim.
Responsibility: edited by Mark J. Crowley and Sandra Trudgen Dawson.


Examines the "home front" war effort from an overall imperial perspective, assessing the contribution of individual imperial territories.  Read more...


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One of the real strengths of this collection . . . is the fine-grained detail and personal stories that enrich the individual contributions. Overall, this is a well-executed collective effort, with Read more...

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