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The Resource Death from the skies : how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II, Dietmar Suss ; translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes

Death from the skies : how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II, Dietmar Suss ; translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes

Label
Death from the skies : how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II
Title
Death from the skies
Title remainder
how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Dietmar Suss ; translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Investigates the effects of mass bombing on both Britain and Nazi Germany, showing how these two very different societies sought to withstand the onslaught and keep up morale
  • The German 'Blitz' that followed the Battle of Britain killed tens of thousands and laid waste to large areas of many British cities. And although the destruction of 1940-1 was never repeated on the same scale, fears that Hitler possessed a secret weapon of mass destruction never entirely died, and were partially realized in the VI and V2 raids of 1944-5. The British and American response to the 'Blitz', especially from 1943 onwards, was massive and incomparably more devastating - with apocalyptic consequences for German cities such as Hamburg, Dresden, and Berlin, to name but the most prominent. In this ground-breaking new book, German historian Dietmar Suss investigates the effects of the bombing on both Britain and Nazi Germany, showing how these two very different societies sought to withstand the onslaught and keep up morale amidst the material devastation and psychological trauma that was visited upon them. And, as he reflects in the conclusion, this is not a story that is safely confined to the past: the debate over the rights and the wrongs of the mass bombing of British and German cities during World War II remains a highly emotional subject even today. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Süss, Dietmar
Dewey number
940.544
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.S96413 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Death from the skies : how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II, Dietmar Suss ; translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in German as Tod aus der Luft, Kriegsgesellschaft und Luftkrieg in Deutschland und England."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The war of the future 1900-1939 -- Bombing, the public sphere, and morale -- Social organization under a state of emergency -- Cities at war -- The churches and the air war -- Fear and order: life in air-raid shelters -- Experiences of the air war -- Death in the air war -- Memories of the air war in the early post-war period -- Lessons of the air war -- Conclusion
Control code
864787524
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 707 pages
Isbn
9780199668519
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864787524
Label
Death from the skies : how the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II, Dietmar Suss ; translated by Lesley Sharpe and Jeremy Noakes
Publication
Note
"First published in German as Tod aus der Luft, Kriegsgesellschaft und Luftkrieg in Deutschland und England."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- The war of the future 1900-1939 -- Bombing, the public sphere, and morale -- Social organization under a state of emergency -- Cities at war -- The churches and the air war -- Fear and order: life in air-raid shelters -- Experiences of the air war -- Death in the air war -- Memories of the air war in the early post-war period -- Lessons of the air war -- Conclusion
Control code
864787524
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 707 pages
Isbn
9780199668519
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864787524

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