Britain in the Second World War
Routledge – 1999 – 140 pages
Britain in the Second World War presents a new and vivid survey of politics, society, culture and military strategy between 1939 and 1945. Structured around themes such as 'Wartime Media', and 'Britain and its Allies', the book covers the major historical debates of these areas, including Britains commitment to remain in the conflict until unconditional surrender and the effect of war on the status of women.
It includes discussion of:
* politics, including Churchill's wartime strategy and the 1945 election
* the economy
* selling the war to the public
* the influence of war on British society.
Britain in the Second World War is a compact history of wartime Britain which not only provides a succinct narrative of events, but also highlights contemporary historical debate.
'This is a welcome addition to the secondary source materials for the study of Britain at war.' - Social History Bulletin
'To attempt to produce an intellectually worthwhile examination of these themes within so small a compass is a daunting enterprise indeed. Mark Donnelly succeeds impressively.' - Social History Bulletin