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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Crouthamel, Jason. The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, 2009.
Culver, Annika. Glorify the Empire: Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo. Vancouver ; Toronto: University of British Columbia Press, 2013.
Curtis, Lettice. The Forgotten Pilots: A Story of the Air Transport Auxiliary, 1939-45. Henley-on-Thames, UK: Foulis, 1971.
Czapski, Józef. Inhuman Land: A Wartime Journey Through the USSR In New York Review Books classics. New York: New York Review Books, 2018.
Czocher, Anna. Is War Men's Business?: Fates of Women in Occupied Krakow in Twelve Scenes. Kraków: Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa, 2011.
Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Damousi, Joy and Marilyn Lake. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Damousi, Joy. The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory, and Wartime Bereavement in Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Daniels, Gordon, and Hiroko Tomida. Japanese Women: Emerging from Subservience, 1868-1945. Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental, 2005.
Davey, Eleanor. Idealism beyond Borders: The French Revolutionary Left and the Rise of Humanitarianism, 1954–1988. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Davis, Angela, and Laura King. "Gendered Perspectives on Men's Changing Familial Roles in Postwar England, c.1950–1990." Gender & History 30, no. 1 (2018): 70-92.
Davy, Jennifer, Karen Hagemann, and Ute Kätzel. Frieden—Gewalt—Geschlecht: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung. Essen: Klartext, 2005.
Dawes, Helena. Catholic Women's Movements in Liberal and Fascist Italy. Basingstoke, G.B.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Dawson, Bee. Spreading Their Wings: New Zealand WAAFs in Wartime. Auckland, NZ; New York: Penguin, 2004.
De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
De Grazia, Victoria. "How Mussolini Ruled Italian Women." In A History of Women in the West: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century, edited by Françoise Thébaud, 120-148. Vol. 5. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994.
De Matos, Christine, and Robin Gerster. Occupying the "Other": Australia and Military Occupations from Japan to Iraq. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
De Pauw, Linda Grant. Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and its Aftermath, Edited by István Deák, Jan Tomasz Gross and Tony Judt. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Deist, Wilhelm, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette. Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg: Ursachen und Voraussetzungen der deutschen Kriegspolitik. Vol. 1. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1979.
Deist, Wilhelm, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans-Erich Volkmann, and Wolfram Wette. Germany and the Second World War: The Build-up of German Aggression. Vol. 1. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1990.
Dejung, Christof, and Regula Stämpfli. Armee, Staat und Geschlecht: Die Schweiz im internationalen Vergleich, 1918–1945. Zurich: Chronos, 2003.
Del Boca, Angelo. La Guerra d'Etiopia: L'ultima Impresa del Colonialismo. Milan: Longanesi, 2010.
Dell, Pamela. The Soviet Night Witches: Brave Women Bomber Pilots of World War II In Women and war. North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2018.
Dell, Pamela. The Women Behind Rosie the Riveter: Working for the U.S. War Effort. North Mankato, Minnesota, USA: Capstone Press, 2018.
Demos, Vasilikie P., and Marcia Texler Segal. Gender Panic, Gender Policy. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing, 2017.
Denning, Michael. The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century. 2nd, updated. ed. London ; New York: Verso, 2011.

Updated edition with new afterward

Diamond, Hanna. Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints. London; New York: Longman, 1999.
Diehl, Paula. Macht - Mythos - Utopie: Die Körperbilder der SS-Männer. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2005.
Diehl, James. The Thanks of the Fatherland: German Veterans after the Second World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Women and Genocide: Gendered Experiences of Violence, Survival, and Resistance, Edited by JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee. Toronto: Women's Press, 2017.
Dinan, Jacqueline. "Australia at War: The Challenges and Opportunities for Women During World War II." Agora 51, no. 3 (2016): 38-44.
Dippel, John Van Houten. War and Sex: A Brief History of Men's Urge for Battle. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2010.
Dixon, Jeffrey S., and Meredith R. Sarkees. A Guide to Intra-State Wars: An Examination of Civil Wars, 1816-2014. London: Sage, 2015.