Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945

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This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the ‘Blitz’ on Britain and Germany.

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Overview

This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the ‘Blitz’ on Britain and Germany.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441185686
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/25/2011
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Overy Richard is a Professor of Modern European History at King's College London.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements \ List of Illustrations \ Introduction: Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945 Richard Overy \ Part I: States and Peoples \ 1. Wartime Societies and Shelter Politics in Germany and Britain Dietmar Suess \ 2. The Blackout and the Idea of Community&Marc Wiggam \ 3. Evacuation in Italy during the Second World War: Evolution and Management Elena Cortesi \ 4.'Relieving Sorrow and Misfortune'? State, Charity, Ideology and Aid in Bombed-out France Lindsey Dodd \ Part II: Cultural Responses to Bombing \ 5. The Defence of Artwork from Bombing in Italy during the Second World War Marta Nezzo \ 6. 'I Feared/The Photograph my Skull would Take': Bombs, Time and Photography in British and German Second World War Literature Lara Feigel \ 7. Religion and Bombing in Italy, 1940-1945 Claudia Baldoli \ 8. 'Defend us from All Perils of This Night': Coping with Bombing in Britain, 1940-1945 Vanessa Chambers \ Part III: Society in the Bombing War \ 9. The Blitz Experience: British Society 1940-41 Juliet Gardiner \ 10. The Allied Air War and German Society Stephan Glienke \ 11. Orchestrated Solidarity: The Allied Air War in France and the Development of Local and State-Organized Solidarity Movements Michael Schmiedel \ 12. Death and Survival under the Bombs: City and Country in Italy between Strategic and Tactical Bombing 1940-1944 Gabriella Gribaudi \ Part IV Friend or Foe? Popular Perceptions of Bombing \ 13. Anglo-American Air Attacks and the Rebirth of Public Opinion in Fascist Italy Marco Fincardi \ 14. Muted Applause? British Prisoners-of-War as Observers and Victims of the Allied Bombing Campaign over Germany Neville Wylie \ 15. Criminals or Liberators? French Opinion and Allied Bombing of France, 1940-1945 Simon Kitson \ 16. A Comparative Approach to Newsreels and Bombing in the Second World War: Britain, France, Germany Olivier Dumoulin \ Postscript \ Chapter 17. From War Talk to Rights Talk: Exile Politics, Aerial Bombardment and the Construction of the Human Rights Project during the Second World War Jay Winter&

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