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Warwick at War 1939–45


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781526722386
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Warwick at War 1939–45 written by Graham Sutherland and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2020-03-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Second World War broke out, Warwick already had public air raid shelters planned, gas masks were being distributed, and there was even a power struggle when Warwickshire County Council took control of the Air Raid Wardens from the police. Although Warwick was not a prime target for the Luftwaffe, nearby Coventry was and minor blackout regulations were rigorously enforced. St Mary`s Church was believed to have been used as a marker for the Luftwaffe, and when Coventry was attacked in November 1940, the flames could be seen from Warwick. Afterwards, refugees soon began arriving from the stricken city. Visiting American and Canadian troops were welcomed in their thousands, although other temporarily stationed service personnel were not always so popular, as their arrival coincided with a shortage of other local young men in the town and bigamy cases were not unknown. Meanwhile, rationing brought its own problems; the stealing of both petrol and ration coupons was not unheard of, while the shortage of petrol resulted in a rise in offences involving the use of bicycles, usually by service personnel. By late 1944, it was apparent the Allies had won the war and the Home Guard was stood down. Indeed, the celebrations for VE Day had been prepared long before victory was declared.

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RAF Bomber Command at War, 1939–1945


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Aviation
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ISBN 10 : 9781526700537
Pages : 256 pages
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Summary Book Review RAF Bomber Command at War, 1939–1945 by Craig Armstrong:

Download or read book RAF Bomber Command at War, 1939–1945 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Pen and Sword Aviation. This book was released on 2021-04-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Royal Air Force had placed a great deal of faith in its force of bombers, Bomber Command, in the event of a future war. The belief in the ability of formations of bombers flying in daylight and unescorted, protecting themselves from enemy fighter attack, informed early tactics but led to bloody losses. Hampered by government restrictions on targets, by late 1941 Bomber Command was in crisis. As a result, and coupled the growing dire war situation, a new and forceful commander, Sir Arthur Harris, was appointed and new strategies allowed Bomber Command to broaden its attacks despite some opposition. The result was the area bombing strategy which focussed attacks upon enemy held towns and cities. This Main Offensive period lasted throughout 1943-1944 and saw both victories and defeats. It was also the period that saw a limited number of precision attacks; on Augsburg, Peenemunde and, most famously, the Ruhr dams. Bomber Command also aided in tactical and strategic support for the invasion of Europe and the subsequent fight to push inland. New technological developments allowed Bomber Command to hit V-Weapons sites and to focus more on precision bombing, but Harris remained determined to hit German towns and cities whenever possible, while the Command's growing power allowed it to rain devastation upon its targets, culminating at Dresden. Much has been written about Bomber Command, but this book focusses largely on those who took part in the raids and on public attitudes towards the campaign in Britain. Using accounts from national and local archives, newspapers and existing historiography, the book seeks to shed light on untold stories from Bomber Command’s war.

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Wimbledon, Merton & Morden at War, 1939–45


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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 9781473894563
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Wimbledon, Merton & Morden at War, 1939–45 written by Ruth Mansergh and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 350 bombs fell on Wimbledon during the Second World War, killing 150 residents and injuring a further 1,071. Around 12,000 houses were damaged and 810 destroyed.Notable people discussed in this fascinating book include Ernest Leonard Harvey, who was onboard HMS Suffolk on the night Bismarck was spotted; Peter Walley, who died when he steered his crashing aircraft away from housing in the area; Pat Reid, Colditz Castle escapee; PoW Ernest Colman's "Wimbledon Variation"; casualties of the Burma-Thailand railway; and the members of the Mitcham Home Guard who were killed when a German parachute mine hit the Tower Creameries site on Wednesday, 16 April 1941 (after a relatively quiet couple of weeks).This well-researched book also includes a list of the lost hospitals of Wimbledon, as well as war memorials in the London Borough of Merton findings which have since been added to the Imperial War Museum's website, www.iwm.org.uk. It also provides an insight into factory worker jobs that have long-since bitten the dust. Tri-ang in South Wimbledon was a national by-word for toys until it started making munitions for real. And, with the outbreak of war, Vortexion of The Broadway, Wimbledon - a manufacturer of public address amplifiers - found itself under the direction of the Government for war work.Overall, this is a poignant testimony to the momentous efforts, bravery, self-sacrifice and determination of the people of Wimbledon during the Second World War, who sought to find normality in a reality so far removed from anything they had ever known.

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Warwick at War 1939–45


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781526722362
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Warwick at War 1939–45 written by Graham Sutherland and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2020-03-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Second World War broke out, Warwick already had public air raid shelters planned, gas masks were being distributed, and there was even a power struggle when Warwickshire County Council took control of the Air Raid Wardens from the police. Although Warwick was not a prime target for the Luftwaffe, nearby Coventry was and minor blackout regulations were rigorously enforced. St Mary`s Church was believed to have been used as a marker for the Luftwaffe, and when Coventry was attacked in November 1940, the flames could be seen from Warwick. Afterwards, refugees soon began arriving from the stricken city. Visiting American and Canadian troops were welcomed in their thousands, although other temporarily stationed service personnel were not always so popular, as their arrival coincided with a shortage of other local young men in the town and bigamy cases were not unknown. Meanwhile, rationing brought its own problems; the stealing of both petrol and ration coupons was not unheard of, while the shortage of petrol resulted in a rise in offences involving the use of bicycles, usually by service personnel. By late 1944, it was apparent the Allies had won the war and the Home Guard was stood down. Indeed, the celebrations for VE Day had been prepared long before victory was declared.

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Middlesbrough at War 1939–45


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781526704788
Pages : 128 pages
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Summary Book Review Middlesbrough at War 1939–45 by Craig Armstrong:

Download or read book Middlesbrough at War 1939–45 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2022-05-05 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Middlesbrough was of vital importance to Britain’s war effort. The town, and its surrounding area, contained a number of vital industries including shipbuilding, chemicals, iron, steel and other metals, and engineering, as well as a joinery firm that played a leading role in the wartime aviation industry. The ICI plant at nearby Billingham also played a leading role in the creation of petrochemicals and explosives. As with many communities, the start of the war saw Middlesbrough faced with hastily having to bring its Air Raid Precautions and civil defense services up to full strength. With its strategic importance it was believed that Middlesbrough would be an obvious target for the Luftwaffe. As a result, schoolchildren and other vulnerable people were evacuated from the town at the very start of the war in a scheme that did not prove entirely successful. Middlesbrough became the first built-up urban area in mainland Britain to be bombed. In the event, Middlesbrough was raided periodically throughout the war with the worst coming on the night of 25/26 July 1942, when waves of Luftwaffe bombers dropped almost 30 tons of bombs on the town. The raid killed sixteen people and caused very extensive property damage. Meanwhile, just days later, bombs fell on the town’s railway station as a train was waiting at the platform there. The pictures of the resulting damage were wired around the world.

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Dundee at War 1939–45


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781526704719
Pages : 160 pages
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Summary Book Review Dundee at War 1939–45 by Craig Armstrong:

Download or read book Dundee at War 1939–45 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2021-12-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Second World War a number of industries in Dundee were of importance to the war effort. The jute industry, which had previously dominated the local economy, had suffered badly during the 1930s. However, the war gave a temporary boost to the industry with as the material was in high demand for use in sandbags. The shipbuilding industry was also important, with the Caledon Yards being busy throughout the war. The yard refitted two Polish submarines at the beginning of the war and constructed a number of Castle and Loch Class frigates, as well as a number of merchant vessels. With its strategic importance it was believed that Dundee would be an obvious target for the Luftwaffe. Fortunately, however, Dundee escaped relatively unscathed and the city itself was only bombed on twenty-four occasions. Dundee also played a significant role in the war at sea, the city being home to a major Royal Navy submarine base, HMS Ambrose. Consequently, sailors came to be an important part of the wartime scene in Dundee and came not only from Britain and its Empire, but also from France and Norway. A great many Dundee men and women served in the armed forces during the war and the city suffered many casualties, but many also received decorations as a result of their bravery. Amongst them was Wing Commander Gordon Hugh Malcolm, who received the first RAF VC awarded for action in North Africa.

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North Northumberland at War, 1939–45


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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 9781473867444
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book North Northumberland at War, 1939–45 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1939, North Northumberland shared a proud tradition of military service with its wider region and this was reflected in the huge numbers of men and women from the area who came forward for service in the military or in roles such as the Home Guard, ARP services or nursing.This part of Northumberland was a key recruitment centre for the local county regiment, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, with men from the area being heavily involved in the fighting during the blitzkrieg of France and the Low Countries, the miracle of Dunkirk, as well as many more battles. Yet, to the dismay of many, an entire territorial battalion was taken prisoner at Singapore.This district was also vital as a training area, with the wide and relatively uncluttered skies being widely used for the training of aircrew, one airfield played a key role in the build up to D-Day.In addition to combat and training, this area was also rich with fertile land and so played a crucial role in the war effort as it supplied food to its own communities and wider Britain.Many communities in the area welcomed evacuees from urban Tyneside whilst also welcoming servicemen (especially from the RAF) into their homes. Others saw the business opportunities and this book includes accounts of the struggle that many families faced in coping with rising wartime prices, longer working hours and endless worry.Despite the hardships the people of North Northumberland undertook, they all bundled together, and continued to provide incredible charitable support right up until the end of the war in addition to their normal efforts.They managed to maintain their morale throughout the majority of the war despite rationing, blackout and wartime restrictions.North Northumberland at War 1939-1945 poignantly commemorates the efforts and achievements of Northumberlands northern communities: farmers, fighters, families divided, all surviving astounding feats.

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Cumbria at War, 1939–45


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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 9781473877122
Pages : 240 pages
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Summary Book Review Cumbria at War, 1939–45 by Ruth Mansergh:

Download or read book Cumbria at War, 1939–45 written by Ruth Mansergh and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The outbreak of war marked a new era for the people of Cumbria. Many young men and women enlisted in the Forces, while older people joined the Home Guard or became Air Raid Precaution Wardens. Children from cities were sent to Kendal to escape the threat of bombing raids, members of the Women’s Land Army began to arrive on at the local farms, and Silloth airfield near Carlisle trained thousands of pilots from allied countries.The first sign of German interest in the important shipbuilding town of Barrow-in- Furness was in May 1936, when a rigid airship and passenger aircraft flew very low and slowly over the Furness rooftops. Vickers shipyard became a target for enemy bombing and eventually more than 10,000 houses were damaged or destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Barrow Blitz that took place during April and May 1941.Extensively researched, the book takes a detailed look at the ships built in Barrow, memorials in the city of Carlisle and towns and villages across Cumbria, and remembers the brave dead of Second World War.Overall, this is a poignant testimony to the momentous efforts, bravery, self-sacrifice and determination of the people of Cumbria during the Second World War, who sought to find normality in a reality so far removed from anything they had ever known.

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Secret Warwick


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Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
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ISBN 10 : 9781398111776
Pages : 186 pages
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Summary Book Review Secret Warwick by Graham Sutherland:

Download or read book Secret Warwick written by Graham Sutherland and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Secret Warwick explores the lesser-known history of the town of Warwick through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.

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The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945


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Publisher : Naval Institute Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781612513973
Pages : 342 pages
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Summary Book Review The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945 by Vincent OÕHara:

Download or read book The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945 written by Vincent OÕHara and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2013-07-10 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships of the British, French, American, Polish, Soviet, Norwegian and Greek navies. It emphasizes operational details but also paints a broad overview of the naval war. The book addresses the lack of information about the specifics of naval engagements in World War II and provides a database of naval engagements for comparison and analysis, but unlike most reference works, it has a continuous narrative and a theme. The result is a unique overview of the German and Allied navies at war that provides new appreciation of their activities and accomplishments.

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Manchester at War 1939-45


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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780750955270
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Manchester at War 1939-45 written by Graham Phythian and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2014-02-03 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new book is a remarkable and moving account of life on the home front in Manchester during the Second World War. Based on transcripts of recorded interviews with senior civilians and former members of the Armed Services, this is an invaluable first-hand record of what it was like to live under the shadow of war. The everyday hardships and heroism are recalled: the Blitz, rationing, the Home Guard, evacuees, war work, and the American presence prior to D-Day. Despite all the tragedy and difficulties, the Mancunian spirit shines through with frequent dashes of unquenchable humour. Richly illustrated, and filled with true narratives of the courage and unbreakable spirit of the people of Manchester during those tumultuous years, this book looks at how the city fared during the Second World War, played her part in victory, and how the day-to-day life of her people was affected.

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South Shields at War 1939–45


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Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
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ISBN 10 : 9781473891241
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book South Shields at War 1939–45 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2020-10-28 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: South Shields and its near neighbours such as Jarrow were key communities in the national war effort, despite their relatively small size. Located on the East Coast, South Shields was situated at the key entry to the strategically important River Tyne and was well defended against enemy attack. The seaside town saw a large military build-up with several different army and naval units rotating through the area to man defences and to train whilst the local Home Guard unit defended vital installations such as shipyards and docks. Huge numbers of South Shields men and women volunteered for wartime service, while many others worked in vital wartime industries. The town had a particularly high number of men serving in the Merchant Navy and the South Shields mariners suffered very heavy casualties. South Shields also had a multi-cultural population with a large number of foreign (or aliens as they were referred to) seamen and an especially large and active Yemeni community. Indeed, South Shields was to become then first town in Britain to have a purpose-built mosque. Although there were tensions amongst the population due to cultural and racial differences, but the Yemeni community played a considerable and loyal role in the war effort. The area also hosted a large number of heavy and light industrial works; the shipyards made a significant contribution to the war effort, with vast amounts of coal transported from the docks of South Shields, especially Tyne Dock, while at Jarrow, there were determined, though largely unsuccessful, attempts to revive the famous Palmer’s Yard. The book also looks at the considerable contribution made by the men and women who volunteered for the ARP and Civil Defence Services. The towns of Tyneside, including South Shields, were heavily attacked by the Luftwaffe and the blitzes of 1941 hit the town particularly hard. No member of the community was left untouched by the war, whether they were evacuees, workers, servicemen or just civilians struggling to maintain a home in wartime Britain. South Shields and its neighbouring communities made a considerable contribution to the war effort, one which deserves to be remembered.

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The Crucible of War, 1939-1945


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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 0802005748
Pages : 1148 pages
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Download or read book The Crucible of War, 1939-1945 written by Brereton Greenhous and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 1148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The RCAF, with a total strength of 4061 officers and men on 1 September 1939, grew by the end of the war to a strength of more than 263,000 men and women. This important and well-illustrated new history shows how they contributed to the resolution of the most significant conflict of our time.

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Browned Off and Bloody-minded


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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300170757
Pages : 395 pages
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Download or read book Browned Off and Bloody-minded written by Alan Allport and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what military life, with all its strange rituals, discomforts, and dangers, was going to be like. Alan Allport's rich and luminous social history examines the experience of the greatest and most terrible war in history from the perspective of these ordinary, extraordinary men, who were plucked from their peacetime families and workplaces and sent to fight for King and Country. Allport chronicles the huge diversity of their wartime trajectories, tracing how soldiers responded to and were shaped by their years with the British Army, and how that army, however reluctantly, had to accommodate itself to them. Touching on issues of class, sex, crime, trauma, and national identity, through a colorful multitude of fresh individual perspectives, the book provides an enlightening, deeply moving perspective on how a generation of very modern-minded young men responded to the challenges of a brutal and disorienting conflict.

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World War II & the media. A collection of original essays.


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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9781910481004
Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book World War II & the media. A collection of original essays. written by Christopher Hart and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of original essays from leading academics on the media during and after World War 2. The chapters in this volume address both contemporary and post-war uses of World War 2 - with contributions from television, journalism, cinema, popular music, radio and popular memory studies.

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Projecting Empire


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780857715944
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Projecting Empire written by James Chapman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-06-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular cinema is saturated with images and narratives of empire. With "Projecting Empire", Chapman and Cull have written the first major study of imperialism and cinema for over thirty years. This welcome text maps the history of empire cinema in both Hollywood and Britain through a serious of case studies of popular films including biopics, adventures, literary adaptations, melodramas, comedies and documentaries, from the 1930s and "The Four Feathers" to the present, with "Indiana Jones" and "Three Kings". The authors consider industry-wide trends and place the films in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Using primary sources that include private papers, they look at the presence of particular auteurs in the cinema of Imperialism, including Korda, Lean, Huston and Attenborough, as well as the actors who brought the stories to life, such as Elizabeth Taylor and George Clooney. At a time when imperialism has a new significance in the world, this book will fulfil the needs of students and interested filmgoers alike.

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Mosquito Aces of World War 2


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781472802408
Pages : 96 pages
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Download or read book Mosquito Aces of World War 2 written by Andrew Thomas and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-20 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mosquito developed into one of the most versatile aircraft of World War 2, entering service with Fighter Command in early 1942. The 'Mossie' was soon defending raids on Britain's Cathedral cities and became an integral part of the country's night defences. Its airborne radar gave it the ability to 'see' the enemy at night, and its speed and devastating fire power made it the finest nightfighter deployed by any side during World War 2. This book examines the infamous Mosquito, the nightfighter that was used by many leading RAF, Commonwealth and American aces.