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Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940
     

Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

by Talbot C. Imlay
 

This is a wide-ranging study of how the British were more successful in managing the strains of modern industrial war than the French. The book addresses such current historical debates as the nature of the political Right and Left in Europe during the 1930s, the extent of rearmament and economic mobilization, and the causes of France's defeat in 1940.

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This is a wide-ranging study of how the British were more successful in managing the strains of modern industrial war than the French. The book addresses such current historical debates as the nature of the political Right and Left in Europe during the 1930s, the extent of rearmament and economic mobilization, and the causes of France's defeat in 1940.

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"A thoroughly researched, well-constructed, and generally well-written account.... Imlay has written a good book, which offers a number of correctives to existing accounts of British and French war-preparedness."—American Historical Review

"...a thorough and sophisticated analysis of the lack of Anglo-French preparedness for war in 1939-40, and his interpretations will powerfully influence the work of future historians studying the Second World War and its origins."—Albion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199261222
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2003
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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