British Civilians in the Front Line: Air Raids, Productivity and Wartime Culture, 1939-45

TitleBritish Civilians in the Front Line: Air Raids, Productivity and Wartime Culture, 1939-45
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsJones, Helen
Number of Pages217
PublisherManchester University Press
CityManchester ; New York
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"This book offers a new insight into the behaviour of British civilians and their reactions to air raids during the Second World War. It unravels the multiple day-to-day, concrete and local influences on people's behaviour at these times of great danger, risk and uncertainty, and challlenges the traditional image of civilians as passive shelterers under attack."--Jacket. "By drawing on a range of sources, including secret government documents, newspapers, national and local records, feature films, as well as interviews with those who worked during air raids, this book provides an analysis of private meanings and public media representations of civilians 'in the front line'. It will be enjoyed by historians of the Second World War and those seeking to understand better ways in which civilians have experienced war in the twentieth century."--Jacket.

Short TitleBritish Civilians in the Front Line
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