An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War

An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War

by James Hartfield

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An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War by James Hartfield

Sixty million people died in the Second World War, and still they tell us it was the Peoples War.

The official history of the Second World War is Victors History. This is the history of the Second World War without the patriotic whitewash.

The Second World War was not fought to stop fascism, or to liberate Europe. It was a war between imperialist powers to decide which among them would rule over the world, a division of the spoils of empire, and an iron cage for working people, enslaved to the war production drive.

The unpatriotic history of the Second World War explains why the Great Powers fought most of their war not in their own countries, but in colonies in North Africa, in the Far East and in Germanys hoped-for Empire in the East. Find out how wildcat strikes, partisans in Europe and Asia, and soldiers mutinies came close to ending the war. And find out how the Allies invaded Europe and the Far East to save capitalism from being overthrown.

James Heartfield challenges the received wisdom of the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780993782
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2012
Pages: 557
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James Heartfield has worked as a journalist, for a television company, as a lecturer and editor. He wrote The 'Death of the Subject' Explained (2006) and The Aborigines' Protection Society (2011).James lives in North London with his wife and two daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction The myth of the Good War 1

Part 1 The Meaning of the War 7

The War in the Factories 8

Rationing 21

Military Industrial Complex 29

Dig for Victory 38

Trade War 44

imperialist War 52

Militarisation of Everyday Life 64

Caesarism 77

Race War 86

A Soldier's Life 105

Love and War 114

Power Politics 126

Part 2 The Course of the War 155

A Time of Reaction 156

Blitzkrieg - The German Invasion of Europe 165

Morale Bombing - a war against the working class 176

Collapse of the Soviet Empire 183

The Arab Revolt 189

Collapse of the European Empires in East Asia 210

Quit India 224

The Revolt Against the War 234

The European Resistance 269

Partisans of the East 282

Collapse of the German Empire in the East 292

The 'Final Solution' 300

The Second Invasion of Europe 307

A War of Extermination in the Pacific 340

The Second Invasion of East Asia 346

India Uprisen, Divided 368

The Defeated Powers under Occupation 376

From World War to Cold War 397

The Intellectuals and the War 421

Revising the History of the Second World War 437

Footnotes 473

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