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Men, women and the home guard in the second world war

Author: Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press : [distributor] NBN International Ltd, 2007.
Series: Cultural History of Modern War
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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 well as TV's Dad's Army. The authors also explore the personal memories of individuals who served in the Home Guard.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird
ISBN: 9780719062025 0719062020
OCLC Number: 851986517
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 16 x 3 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of abbreviations --
Preface and acknowledgements --
1. Introduction: contested histories --
PART ONE: POLITICAL CHALLENGES --
2. The People's Army: competing visions of the Home Guard --
3. Women, weapons and home defence --
PART TWO: REPRESENTATIONS --
4. The Home Guard in wartime popular culture --
5. Representations of women and home defence --
6. Dad's Army and Home Guard history --
PART THREE: PERSONAL TESTIMONY --
7. Men's memories of the Home Guard --
8. Women, memory and home defence --
9. Conclusion --
Appendix 1: Personal Testimony: Women --
Appendix 2: Personal Testimony: Men --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Cultural History of Modern War
Responsibility: Penny Summerfield ; Corinna Peniston-Bird.

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