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Weapons and Equipment

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the weakness of the British Army's weapons and equipment during Britain's war with Germany in 1939. Most of the equipment used by the British Army during World War 2 were ... More


Perspectives

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/9780192129567.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of broadcasting in Great Britain from 1939 to 1945. This book evaluates the impact of World War 2 on the British ... More


European History

Janet L. Nelson

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British works on the study of medieval European history. It explores the evolution of the field of historical scholarship in Great Britain during the twentieth century and ... More


Introduction

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a fuller and better documented account of why the British Army fought the war against Germany in the way that they ... More


The UN's role in historical context: impact of structural tensions and thresholds

Eşref Aksu

in The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067488
eISBN:
9781781700525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067488.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the history and evolution of the United Nations' (UN) response to intra-state conflicts after World War 2. It identifies the most significant ‘material’ and ‘ideational’ ... More


Oxford and the Second World War

Paul Addison

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of World War 2 on Oxford. It suggests the outstanding wartime characteristic of the university was in its adaptability. During this period, the university was able to ... More


Conclusion

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the combat capability of the British Army during the first half of World War 2. It is seen that the army's combat capability was constrained at ... More


‘Sounds of War’

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/9780192129567.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the pattern of broadcasting after the autumn of 1940 and the second winter of the World War 2. It discusses how broadcasting responded to Germany's victory in East Africa and ... 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


Introduction

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the effects World War 2 films had in the U.S. and how they gave viewers ways to know the war. This book discusses the ... More


Behind the Scenes

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/9780192129567.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Great Britain's first experience of World War 2 on September 3, 1939 with a broadcast and an air-raid warning. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made the announcement that ... More


Imaginary Homeland Security: The Internalization of Terror

Simon Ortiz and Gabriele Schwab (eds)

in America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter takes the historical event of September 11, 2001 out of its context and traces aspects of its idiosyncratic, scattered, and emotionally charged experience, which resulted in the ... More


An Alternative Programme

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/9780192129567.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) introduction of an alternative programme in September 1939 after it was restricted to only one programme at the start of World War ... More


Before Pearl Harbor

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines war films made in Hollywood prior to the U.S.'s entry into World War 2. It suggests the film studios balanced anti-Nazism, the pro-intervention positions of Hollywood ... More


Victors or Victims?

Peter Hays Gries

in China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Chinese narratives about China's wars with Japan. It explains that stories about the Sino-Japanese Jiawu War of 1894–1895 and World War 2 continue to drive the Chinese's views ... More


The End of Colonialism and the Emergence of Two Competing Models for Building a Modern Nation, 1940–1954

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of two competing models for rebuilding Vietnam after the end of French colonialism. There were two groups who sought to take advantage of French weakness during ... More


An ‘English War’, Wartime Culture and ‘Millions Like Us’1

Nick Hayes

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about cultural production and reception in Great Britain during World War 2. The chapters in this volume examine the diversity of experience ... More


The Retreat of Cultural Translation

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Depression and World War 2 force Salom Rizk and George Hamid to follow a different approach to addressing their readers than their Arab predecessors, reflecting the isolationist mood of the country.


The Kingdom of Individuals: Safety and Security on the Tube in the Second World War

in Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312236
eISBN:
9781846315978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315978.005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the treatment and depiction of the London Tube during World War 2. It explains that the Tube was used as a shelter for around four percent of London's population during this ... More


Our Enemies

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hollywood war films' depictions of the Germans, Italians, and Japanese as the enemies of the U.S. during World War 2. Examples of these type of the films include Hell's Angels, ... More


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