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.
|Publisher:||Hunt, John Publishing|
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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
Military Industrial Complex 29
Dig for Victory 38
Trade War 44
imperialist War 52
Militarisation of Everyday Life 64
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
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