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The Resource Britain's War : into battle,1937-1941, Daniel Todman

Britain's War : into battle,1937-1941, Daniel Todman

Label
Britain's War : into battle,1937-1941
Title
Britain's War
Title remainder
into battle,1937-1941
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Todman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 18th, 1940, invoking their 'finest hour, ' Winston Churchill galvanized his countrymen. Poland and France had fallen. Britain was next. Churchill knew, as now did millions of his countrymen, that their island nation alone faced Nazi Germany, and that soon it would be at the center of the greatest struggle of modern times--a struggle whose outcome was by no means predetermined. Historian Daniel Todman undertakes perhaps the greatest saga of the 20th century, often told in parts but never as completely as here. A modest-looking box of war medals kept in a desk opens to reveal the full history of Great Britain in the Second World War. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 is the first of two volumes in which Todman offers a brilliantly fresh retelling of the Greatest Generation's narrative. Beginning in the pre-war years, when shadows across the Channel were deepening but most of Britain hoped to avoid a second continental cataclysm, it spans the dawning realization of what lay ahead and the massive and profound changes required to get a country at peace onto a war footing. It then covers the failure of appeasement, the invasion of Poland, the 'phony war, ' the fall of France, the miracle of Dunkirk and the pivotal Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and ends with America's entrance into the struggle. The stories of rapid industrialization, social disruption, food rationing, Westminster politics, class snobbery, and the mobilization of a global empire are woven together with the major opening battles to show just how desperately high the stakes of the war were. Todman's epic project does what no other has done, linking economic, strategic, social, cultural, and military history in one compelling narrative. Here, also, are key individuals--the politicians, industrialists, pub owners, housewives, the pilots of the RAF, and the sailors at Dunkirk--caught in the maelstrom that threatened to engulf not just the 'scepter'd isle' but the world itself. Colossal in scale and engrossing in detail, Todman's project brings to vivid life the many dramatic and unexpected disruptions that changed the course of the war in ways none at the time could foresee. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 offers readers a full account of the entire conflict as it was experienced by all the people of Britain and its Empire"--
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Todman, Daniel
Dewey number
940.53/41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D759
LC item number
.T59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Social aspects
  • Great Britain
Label
Britain's War : into battle,1937-1941, Daniel Todman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane"--Title page verso
  • Volume I. Into Battle, 1937-1941
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 721-791) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Prelude. Studies in celebration -- Industry and empire -- Ancient and modern -- Politics and the slump -- Peace and war -- Peace and progress -- State and society -- Division and unity -- Part two : From peace to war. 'More sufferings to come' -- Czechoslovakia to Poland -- Part three : Being at war. Limited war -- Boredom -- Escalation -- The Battle of France -- Part four : Battles of Britain. Finest hour -- 'What will happen now?' -- The Battle of Britain -- The means of Victory -- The beginning of the Blitz -- Taking it -- The Battle of the British Empire -- Britain beyond the Blitz -- Production and reconstruction -- Part five : Total war. The widening war -- Atlantic crossings -- The end of the beginning
Control code
951778448
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 826 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190621803
Lccn
2016004416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951778448
Label
Britain's War : into battle,1937-1941, Daniel Todman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane"--Title page verso
  • Volume I. Into Battle, 1937-1941
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 721-791) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Prelude. Studies in celebration -- Industry and empire -- Ancient and modern -- Politics and the slump -- Peace and war -- Peace and progress -- State and society -- Division and unity -- Part two : From peace to war. 'More sufferings to come' -- Czechoslovakia to Poland -- Part three : Being at war. Limited war -- Boredom -- Escalation -- The Battle of France -- Part four : Battles of Britain. Finest hour -- 'What will happen now?' -- The Battle of Britain -- The means of Victory -- The beginning of the Blitz -- Taking it -- The Battle of the British Empire -- Britain beyond the Blitz -- Production and reconstruction -- Part five : Total war. The widening war -- Atlantic crossings -- The end of the beginning
Control code
951778448
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 826 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190621803
Lccn
2016004416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951778448

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