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British Civilians in the Front Line By Helen Jones

British Civilians in the Front Line
by Helen Jones

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This book, the first full-length study of British civilians' behaviour in air raids during the Second World War, challenges a common image of civilians as passive shelterers during air raids.
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British Civilians in the Front Line: Air Raids, Productivity and Wartime Culture, 1939-1945 by Helen Jones

This is the first full-length study of the behaviour of British civilians and their reactions to air raids during the Second World War. It unravels the multiple day-to-day, concrete and local influences on people's behaviour at these times of great danger, risk and uncertainty, and challenges the traditional image of civilians as passive shelterers under attack. It uncovers Churchill and his government's desperate attempts to persuade key workers to continue with their work once the air raid siren had sounded, and reveals the complex reasons why so many workers were willing to run such risks. By drawing on a range of sources, including secret government documents, newspapers, national and local records, feature films, as well as interviews with those who worked during air raids, this book provides a fascinating analysis of private meanings and public media representations of civilians 'in the front line'.

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About Helen Jones


Helen Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: 'The front-line runs through the factories' 2. 'A present to Hitler': policy and persuasion 3. Restraints on working after the siren 4. Activities after the siren 5. Roof spotters 6. Reasons 7. Fall-out and conclusions

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GOR010303638
British Civilians in the Front Line: Air Raids, Productivity and Wartime Culture, 1939-1945 by Helen Jones
Helen Jones
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Manchester University Press
2006-03-14
232
0719072905
9780719072901
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