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Titel: Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain ...
Verlag: Manchester University Press 2002
Einband: Soft cover
Auflage: 1st Edition
First edition. Paperback. New paperback. Fine and unread. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A30025
Inhaltsangabe: How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it? This work offers a robust rejection of contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and in hundreds of books and films ever since. It acknowledges that some negative attitudes and behaviours existed - panic and defeatism, ration-cheating and black-marketeering, looting, absenteeism and strikes - but argues that these involved a very small minority of the population. Robert Mackay demostrates how government policies for the maintainence of morale were put in place, giving special emphasis to the patriotic feeling that held the nation together despite the official pessimistic prognosis in the initial stages of the war.
Rezension: "Robert Mackay has produced a thoughtful and clearly-written study which includes a great deal of interest to historians of the popular experience of the British home front during the Second World War." --Jeremy Crang, University of Edinburgh
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