European Home Fronts, 1939-1945

ISBN-10: 0882959069

ISBN-13: 9780882959061

Edition: 1993

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In a book arranged in chapters which deal separately with the Home Fronts of each country, Beck is able to provide a comprehensive picture of the effects of the world's only 'total war' upon the civilians who often faced bewilderment, fear, death, and destruction all around them. Beck considers the effects of bombing and sometimes actual fighting in the streets and towns in which people lived, and the policies of individual governments that attempted to encourage and retain support for the war effort in varying ways.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Earl R. Beck is Professor of History at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Foreword
Introduction
Great Britain: The Islands Fortress
The Appeasement Era
Churchill Becomes Britain’s War Leader
The Battle of Britain
Other British Cities Attacked
The First American Moves Toward Alliance
The Days of Austerity
American Troops in Britain
Preparations for the Invasion of the Continent
The Soviet Union
Rapidity of German Conquests
Stalin’s “Patriotic War”
The Years of Defeat: 1941-1942
The Role of Allied Aid
Fall 1942: The Tide Begins to Turn
France: Under The German Heel
Political and Economic Chaos
Military Incompetence and Disastrous Defeat
The Nature of the Vichy Regime
The German Occupation
Hostages and Forced Labor
The Great Misery of Paris
The Resistance
De Gaulle’s Move to Leadership
The Reminder of France Occupied
The Fighting French
The Axis Powers: Germany and Italy
German Military Spirit
Did the German Public Want War?
Problems with the Churches
The Invasion of Russia
Domestic Shortages
Bad News from the Battle Fronts
Firestorms in Hamburg
The Final Solution
Horrors of the Last Days
The Italians at War
Declining Popular Support for Mussolini
Military Blunders and Defeats
The Fall of Mussolini
The Neo-Fascist Regime
The Allied Campaign in Italy
Poland and the Holocaust
The Destruction of Poland
Governments in Exile
The Final Solution in Poland
The Warsaw Uprising
Other Home Fronts
Presumed Aryan States: The Low Countries and Scandinavia
The Fate of Czechoslovakia
Fire in the Balkans
Postscript
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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