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The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Jessica Reinisch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When the war was over in 1945, Germany was a country with no government, little functioning infrastructure, millions of refugees and homeless people, and huge foreign armies living largely off the ... More


Boot and shoe

James McDermott

in British Military Service Tribunals, 1916–18: A Very Much Abused Body of Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084775
eISBN:
9781781702673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084775.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the boot and shoe trade. The Northamptonshire Tribunals' treatment of the boot and shoe trade is difficult to place in a national perspective. The timing of conscription ... More


The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Colin F. Baxter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the 1930s, British scientists perfected a sugar-white explosive called RDX. Twice as deadly as TNT, RDX was also ten times more expensive. In The Secret History of RDX, historian Colin F. ... More


Come to Sunny Italy

Alan Allport

in Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the invasion of Italy by British and American troops during the Second World War. The conflict in Italy exposed, as no other campaign of the war would quite so starkly, the ... More


Boxers and Bannermen: Peking 1900

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Born an impoverished ethnic Manchu in the declining days of the Qing dynasty, Lao She grew up at a time when anti-Manchu resentment from Han Chinese nationalists was rife. In the course of the 1911 ... More


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