Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second World War

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

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Goldsmith, Margaret. Women at War. London: L. Drummond Ltd., 1943.
Goldstein, Joshua S. War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Gomez, Victor Serrano. La Enfermería en Distintos Escenarios de la Segunda Guerra Mundial In Historia de la medicina, Edited by Maribel Morente Parra. Vol. Bachelors. Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2018.
González, Shirley Mangini. Memories of Resistance: Women's Voices from the Spanish Civil War. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
González-Allende, Iker. Género y Nación en la Narrativa Vasca durante la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939) In Literature and Women's Studies. Vol. Ph.D. Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2007.
Goodman, R. D. Our War Nurses: The History of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps 1902-1988. Bowen Hills, QLD.: Boolarong Publications, 1988.
Goossen, Rachel. Women Against the Good War: Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Gordon, Thomas, and Greg Lewis. Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE. Chicago, United States: Chicago Review Press, 2017.
Gordon, Bertram M. War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018.
Goscilo, Helena, and Yana Hashamova. Embracing arms: Cultural representation of Slavic and Balkan women in war. Elsevier B.V., 2012.
Gottlieb, Julie V. 'Guilty Women', Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain In Peace & Change. Vol. 42. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Gottlieb, Julie. Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain's Fascist Movement, 1923-1945. London: I. B. Tauris, 2000.
Gottlieb, Julie V. The Aftermath of Suffrage: Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Gouda, Frances. Dutch Culture Overseas: Colonial Practice in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1995.
Grayzel, Susan R. At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Gregor, Neil. Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2008.
Grob, Gerald. "Der Zweite Weltkrieg und die US-Amerikanische Psychiatry." In Krieg und Psychiatrie, 1914–1950, edited by Babette Quinkert, Philipp Rauh and Ulrike Winkler, 153-164. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010.
Musik in Diktaturen des 20. Jahrhunderts: Internationales Symposium an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal vom 28./29.2.2004: Tagungsband, Edited by Michaela G. Grochulski, Oliver Kautny and Helmke Jan Keden. Mainz: Are Edition, 2006.
A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military, Edited by Gerard J. de Groot and Corinna M. Peniston-Bird. Harlow, UK: Longman, 2000.
Grossmann, Atina. "A Question of Silence: The Rape of German Women by Occupation Soldiers." October 72 (1995): 43-63.
Grossmann, Atina. "Continuities and Ruptures: Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Germany; Historiography and its Discontents." In Gendering Modern German History: Themes, Debates, Revisions, edited by Karen Hagemann and Jean H. Quataert, 208-226. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.
Grossmann, Atina. Jews, Germans and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Grossmann, Atina. Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Grossmann, Atina. "The 'Big Rape': Sex and Sexual Violence, War, and Occupation in Post-World War II Memory and Imagination." In Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights, edited by Elizabeth D. Heineman, 137-151. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
The Greater German Reich and the Jews: Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935–1945, Edited by Wolf Gruner and Jörg Osterloh. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.
Grunwald-Spier, Agnes. Women's Experiences in the Holocaust in their Own Words. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing, 2018.
Grypma, Sonya Joy. Healing Henan: Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008.
Gucciardo, Dorotea, and Megan Howatt. "Sniper Girls and Fearless Heroines: Wartime Representations of Foreign Women in English-Canadian Press, 1941-1943." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 547-564. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Guieu, Jean-Michel. Le rameau et le glaive: Les militants français pour la Société des Nations. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2008.
Guiomar, Jean-Yves. L’Invention de la guerre totale, xviiie–xxe siècle. Paris: Le Félin Kiron, 2004.
Guo, Vivienne Xiangwei. Women and Politics in Wartime China: Crossing Geopolitical Borders In Routledge studies in modern history. London: Routledge, 2019.
Haberling, Wilhelm. "Army Prostitution and Its Control: An Historical Study." In Morals In Wartime: Including a General Survey from Ancient Times; Morals In The First World War and Morals in The Second World War, edited by Victor Robinson, 3-90. New York: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 1943.
Hachey, Thomas E. "Jim Crow with a British Accent: Attitudes of London Government Officials Toward American Negro Soldiers in England During World War II." The Journal of Negro History 59, no. 1 (1974): 65-77.

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A Companion to Women's Military History, Edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Hacker, Barton C. "Revolutionaries, Regulars, and Rebels: Women and Non-Western Armies Since World War II." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 331-377. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Hacker, Carlotta. The Indomitable Lady Doctors. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company, 1974.