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Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War

Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War (Hardback)

By Fennell, Jonathan

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Analyses why the great battles were won and lost, and how the men that fought went on to change the world.

ISBN 9781107030954
Barcode 9781107030954
Published 30 April 2019 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
Series Armies of the Second World War
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ISBN-13 9781107030954
ISBN-10 1107030951
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 30 April 2019
International Publication Date 31 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fennell, Jonathan
Series Armies of the Second World War
Category World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Land Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 966
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 45mm
Weight 1,650g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns, Soldiers - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Soldiers - History - 20th century - Commonwealth countries, World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects, Social change - History - 20th century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.541241
Catalogue Code 963562

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Description of this Book

Fighting the People's War is an unprecedented, panoramic history of the 'citizen armies' of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa, who together made up the British and Commonwealth Armies in the Second World War. Drawing on new sources to reveal the true wartime experience of the ordinary rank and file, Jonathan Fennell fundamentally challenges our understanding of the war and of the relationship between conflict and socio-political change. He uncovers how fractures on the home front had profound implications for the performance of the British and Commonwealth Armies and he traces how soldiers' political beliefs, many of which emerged as a consequence of their combat experience, proved instrumental to the socio-political changes of the postwar era. Fighting the People's War transforms our understanding of how the great battles were won and lost as well as how the postwar societies were forged.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'This is an outstanding book, based on immersion in archives across the globe. Rich in insights, it demands that we rethink the way we view the armies of the British Empire in the Second World War'. Gary Sheffield, author of A Short History of the First World War
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jonathan Fennell is a Senior Lecturer at the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. He is a Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War and a Director and Co-Founder of the Second World War Research Group. His first book, Combat and Morale in the North African Campaign (Cambridge, 2011) was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize, was joint runner-up for the Society for Army Historical Research's Templer Medal and was selected as one of BBC History Magazine's 'Books of the Year' 2011.

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