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Nine Wartime Lives: Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self

James Hinton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199574667
eISBN:
9780191702167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574667.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book provides a fascinating re-evaluation of the social history of the Second World War and the 20th century making of the modern self. Using the wartime diaries of nine individuals, the book ... More


Conclusion

Martin Francis

in The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199277483
eISBN:
9780191699948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277483.003.0050
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that the flyer continues to be held in high esteem because his courage and sacrifice coincided with the last hurrah of the ... More


From Crisis to War, 1938–1939

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the events during the times of crisis up to those leading to World War II. During 1939, the nation moved toward a war footing, but the preparations were not as rapid as they ... More


Food in Wartime, 1939–1940

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses food in wartime from 1939 to 1940. It investigates how well the government's plans in food and agriculture worked out during this period. It also looks at what the government ... More


Russia and the United States

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the wartime broadcasting during Russia and the U.S.'s entry into the European theatre of World War 2. It discusses Germany's broadcasting of its detailed war plans to invade ... More


Politics, Religion, and Society

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) wartime broadcasting about politics, religion, and society. It describes the criticisms of listeners to BBC broadcasters, ... More


The revolution in train, 1914–16

F. S. L. LYONS

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the situation in Ireland during the outbreak of World War I. While the war refrigerated the Irish question, the issue continued to evolve, stimulated rather than stifled by the ... More


Answering Back

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Great Britain's answer to the Haw-haw radio programmes, Germany's war propaganda. It argues that during this time the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was more ... More


Leisure, Culture, and Class

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses how workers spent their limited leisure time in the war years, examining reading, cinema, radio, and traditional pastimes like the pub and sports. It also focuses on growing ... More


Wartime Radicals Envision a New Order, 1940–2

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines growing public dissatisfaction with the conduct of the war at home and on the battlefield 1940–2. It discusses the features of the public ‘arena of public debate’ peculiar to ... More


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