The Home Front in World War II

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This series presents an unbiased account of the most devastating wars that the world has ever seen. Detailed and highly illustrated with "primary source" documents, students will examine the 20th century's greatest conflicts through first-hand accounts and powerful archival photographs.

Explores life in various countries during World War II for the ordinary citizens who contributed to war efforts in factories and other venues and who, in come [sic] cases, ...

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Overview

This series presents an unbiased account of the most devastating wars that the world has ever seen. Detailed and highly illustrated with "primary source" documents, students will examine the 20th century's greatest conflicts through first-hand accounts and powerful archival photographs.

Explores life in various countries during World War II for the ordinary citizens who contributed to war efforts in factories and other venues and who, in come [sic] cases, experienced the horrors of war firsthand.

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Gr 5-8-Two brief but effective series entries. Levy explains how the rise of total war in the 20th century created the need for involvement, sacrifice, and increased production from the general populations of countries at war. The author looks at the home fronts of both Allied and Axis countries, including the bombing of civilian targets, occupation and resistance, domestic support of war efforts, physical and emotional hardships, and the problems caused by millions of displaced persons. She also discusses the Holocaust and concludes with analysis of how each country was changed by its participation in the war. Ross examines the massive British and French offensive against entrenched German lines in 1916. He provides background about the objectives and planning for the battle, details the carnage of the frontal assault, and explains how the battle became another struggle in the war's trench-based attrition. He also discusses how the enormity of the casualties shook British confidence and encouraged class conflict. Both authors are objective, and the texts are supplemented by sidebars that either provide information about important events and people or excerpt primary sources. The books include high-quality photos and illustrations, mainly in black and white. Home Front provides a more international perspective than Sylvia Whitman's V Is for Victory: The American Home Front during World War II (Lerner, 1992). Somme is a good companion to Ole Steen Hansen's World War I: War in the Trenches (Raintree, 2001).-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739860656
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: World Wars Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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