Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-9 of 9 items

  • Keywords: civil defence x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

‘Macabre and Hilarious’: The Emotional Life of the Civilian Gas Mask in France during and after the First World War

Susan R. Grayzel

in Total War: An Emotional History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266663
eISBN:
9780191905384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266663.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The anticipation and fear of what chemical weapons might do to a civilian population haunted the interwar imaginary in the aftermath of the introduction and widespread use of poison gas on the ... More


Protest and survive: The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Labour Party and civil defence in the 1980s

Jacquelyn Arnold

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter offers a critical investigation into the ways in which the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) sought to undermine the official narrative of nuclear weapons and civil defence policy ... More


In government, 1940–47

Matt Perry

in 'Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her ideas, movements and world

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719087202
eISBN:
9781781706831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087202.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When Churchill's wartime coalition formed in May 1940, Wilkinson became a junior minister: first as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Pensions and then in October 1940 as Parliamentary ... More


A vulnerable island

Ken Young

in The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719086755
eISBN:
9781526115300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the ever-present issue of how Britain, as a nuclear strike base, could be secured against Soviet attack. Emergency war plans were predicated on a quick response to threat, and ... More


The National Health Service In England: Some facts about general practice

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the various reasons which help to determine whether the record of the Health Service is one of progress and success. Some of the more important ones become explicable only when ... More


Blitztown

James Hinton

in The Mass Observers: A History, 1937-1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671045
eISBN:
9780191750656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671045.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The impact of bombing on civilian morale was closely monitored by a small team of Mass-Observation staff between September 1940 and May 1941. Their reports, commissioned by the Ministry of ... More


Additional Military Organizations

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0055
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with additional military or quasi-military forces outside the army that operated alongside the army in wartime. They included the Border Guard Forces, that fought in the war ... More


The Enemy, the Secret, and the Catastrophe

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter examines the three most important figures employed by anti-Communist discourses to mark the necessary limits of representation: the unreadable enemy (a radical formal indeterminacy ... More


What to Eat after an Atomic Bomb: Deploying Food Power Defensively

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This offensive use of agricultural abundance abroad had a counterpart in defensive use of food at home. In addition to deploying American food power as a part of diplomatic efforts and through food ... More


View: