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The Resource Britain at Bay : the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941, Alan Allport

Britain at Bay : the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941, Alan Allport

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Britain at Bay : the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941
Title
Britain at Bay
Title remainder
the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941
Statement of responsibility
Alan Allport
Title variation
Epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant story of Britain at war. In looking closely at the military and political dimensions of the conflict's first crucial years, Alan Allport tackles questions such as: Could the war have been avoided?Could it have been lost? Were the strategic decisions the rights ones? How well did the British organize and fight? How well did the British live up to their own values? What difference did the war make in the end to the fate of the nation? In answering these and other essential questions he focuses on the human contingencies of the war, weighing directly at the roles of individuals and the outcomes determined by luck or chance. Moreover, he looks intimately at the changes in wartime British society and culture. Britain at Bay draws on a large cast of characters--from the leading statesmen and military commanders who made the decisions, to the ordinary men, women, and children who carried them out and lived through their consequences--in a comprehensibleand compelling single history of forty-six million people. For better or worse, much of Britain today is ultimately the product of the experiences of 1938-1941"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allport, Alan
Dewey number
940.53/41
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Britain at Bay : the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941, Alan Allport
Instantiates
Publication
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
Shire Folk -- Ulster Kristallnacht -- A Different Kind of Nation -- The School of Empire -- Guilty Man -- The Bones of a British Grenadier -- The Stupidest Thing That Has Ever Been Done -- To Make Gentle the Life of the World -- The Sharpening of the Claws -- The Other Dunkirk -- Class War -- Bras-Dessus, Bras-Dessous -- In the Name of God -- A Certain Eventuality -- Lunatic Relief -- All Our Past Proclaims Our Future -- Margins -- The Scouring of the Shire Folk -- American Lebensraum -- Shapeless, Measureless Peril -- The Carotid Artery of Empire -- Taking the Gloves Off -- March on to Better Days
Control code
BK0026344124
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780451494740
Lccn
2020028530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Britain at Bay : the epic story of the Second World War, 1938-1941, Alan Allport
Publication
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
Shire Folk -- Ulster Kristallnacht -- A Different Kind of Nation -- The School of Empire -- Guilty Man -- The Bones of a British Grenadier -- The Stupidest Thing That Has Ever Been Done -- To Make Gentle the Life of the World -- The Sharpening of the Claws -- The Other Dunkirk -- Class War -- Bras-Dessus, Bras-Dessous -- In the Name of God -- A Certain Eventuality -- Lunatic Relief -- All Our Past Proclaims Our Future -- Margins -- The Scouring of the Shire Folk -- American Lebensraum -- Shapeless, Measureless Peril -- The Carotid Artery of Empire -- Taking the Gloves Off -- March on to Better Days
Control code
BK0026344124
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780451494740
Lccn
2020028530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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