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The Strategic Dimension in Britain

TALBOT C. IMLAY

in Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261222
eISBN:
9780191717550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues the British and French strategy developed along similar and increasingly radical lines during the Phoney War, a convergence fostered by the growing inclination of the British to ... More


Retreat, March 1939–August 1945

Martin Ceadel

in Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When Britain entered World War II on September 3, 1939, it was deemed a minor watershed in comparison with the Prague crisis. Of greater intellectual impact was Adolf Hitler's military breakthrough ... More


War experienced: September 1939–May 1941

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/9780719058936.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The term ‘Phoney War’ was used to illustrate that no massed flights of German bombers appeared above Britain's cities to batter the citizens into submission. After the eight months of relative ... More


Churchill in 1940: The Worst and Finest Hour

David Reynolds

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In 1940, Britain faced the greatest crisis in its history since Napoleon's armies massed on the French coast in 1804–1805. Yet at the same moment Churchill at last attained his cherished ambition, ... More


Detention during the Phoney War

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The new regulation was analysed by L. S. Brass, the assistant legal adviser to the Home Office, who identified five categories of potential detainees; logically there were really eight. But Home ... More


Priestley's war

John Baxendale

in Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter deals with Priestley and the period of war. Priestley was among those who saw the war as an opportunity for much-needed social and cultural change. For him, the hope of radical postwar ... More


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