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The Social and Political Effects of Air Raids on the German People: A Preliminary Survey: (June 9, 1944)

Franz Neumann

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the social and political effects of air raids on German morale during World War II. The strategic aerial bombing of Nazi Germany had increased to such an extent during the last ... More


Class and Community in the Blitz, 1940–1

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/9780199604111.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The chapter discusses German bombing of British cities September 1940 to May 1941. It analyses government plans to protect the civilian population and public responses to the raids ... More


The State of War

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The rigours of war intensified not only patriotism but further retreat into private concern for the well-being of self and body. Plunder from occupied Europe compensated for some shortages inside ... More


Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the Second World War

Robert Mackay

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058936
eISBN:
9781781700143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058936.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it? This book rejects contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable ... More


Air Raids: Television and the War on Terror

Lisa Parks (ed.)

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/9780520098701.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter considers the intensifying relations between media and military institutions, the production of wartime atmospherics in everyday life, and the political contestations that emphasize the ... More


Forlorn and bedraggled spectacles: cinemagoing in the blitz

Richard Farmer

in "Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Prolonged periods of aerial bombardment were a reality for many towns and cities in Britain during the Second World War, meaning that air raids and bombing were realities for British cinemas and ... More


Kentucky on Guard

Richard E. Holl

in Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kentucky took prudent steps to prepare itself should Axis planes bomb the commonwealth. Measures were also taken to guard against enemy sabotage. A “better safe than sorry” mentality prevailed. In ... More


War imagined

Robert Mackay

in Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the Second World War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058936
eISBN:
9781781700143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058936.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

For a decade or more a traumatized mankind was in denial about its historic complacency towards the use of war as an instrument of policy. Pacifism became a mass movement of international dimensions. ... More


Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More


London Burning

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Americans read and heard accounts of the Nazi air raids on London and became fearful that the Blitz would incite class violence, spark riots, and even launch a revolution in Britain. Some Americans ... More


. Obliteration Bombing, Civilian Casualties, and the Laws of War

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter deals with the steady pounding that the by-then virtually undefended German cities were being subjected to by the American and British air forces. It notes that the civilian casualties ... More


No Pact, Treaty, Symbol, or Person

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Fiorello La Guardia became a leader of national security liberalism, a version of New Deal liberalism in which the federal government’s chief priority was to protect Americans, especially city ... More


Violent crime and the family in wartime London, 1939–45

Amy Helen Bell

in Murder capital: Suspicious deaths in London, 1933–53

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091971
eISBN:
9781781707968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091971.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter Two examines how the Second World War exacerbated existing family tensions, in these cases with deadly results. The notion of ‘home’ as defended by wartime propagandists hid a reality in ... More


Hong Kong before the War

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the war preparation of the Hong Kong Government between 1939 and 1941. Initially, the Hong Kong Government, led by Geoffrey Northcote, was not interested in preparing its ... More


To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the arrival of the Friends' Ambulance Unit in India during the Second World War. Alexander and his colleagues were sent to India shortly after the Japanese entered the war and ... More


Confronting Encirclement: Chongqing, 1939–1941

Shuge Wei

in News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 8 examines the Nationalist government’s foreign propaganda activities after Chiang Kai-shek moved the capital to Chongqing. Despite Japan’s constant air attacks and the lack of news ... More


Close to Xiuguluan

Yang Mu

in Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169967
eISBN:
9780231538527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169967.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter chronicles the author's journey from his hometown during the hostilities that followed the outbreak of war. His family had seen the need to evacuate after air raids made staying at home ... More


Why Manhattan?

Kenneth D. McRae

in Nuclear Dawn: F. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199687183
eISBN:
9780191767029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687183.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Chapter 7 is an essay in comparative political analysis. It compares in broader terms factors that aided or hindered Manhattan and its rivals in the nuclear race. Among these were Germany’s heavier ... More


The Front at Home – Beredskapstiden

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Beredskapstiden – the stand-by period – was the defining term for the Home Front. As the Second World War raged outside its borders, Sweden experienced a calmer beredskapstid within. Swedes did ... More


The Final Months and Liberation

Geoffrey Charles Emerson

in Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098800
eISBN:
9789882206977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098800.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the final months of the internees in Stanley camp and release from captivity. It observes that American air raids on Hong Kong continued in the final months, and as elsewhere ... More


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