Wartime

Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

Author: Paul Fussell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195065770

Category: History

Page: 330

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An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.

War/time

Author: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816667497

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 5188

Explores the influence that World War II has on Japanese popular culture, including animated films and television programs, video games, and comic books.

War Time

An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences

Author: Mary L. Dudziak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019931585X

Category: History

Page: 232

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Mary Dudziak's original analysis of American wartime and its effect on law, policy, and our ideas about time itself, now available in paperback.

Wartime Schools

How World War II Changed American Education

Author: Gerard Giordano

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463551

Category: Education

Page: 314

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The politically conservative educators of World War II dramatically and rapidly altered policies, programs, schedules, learning materials, classroom activities, and the content of academic courses. They motivated students to salvage materials, sell war stamps, grow crops, learn about wartime issues, and take pride in patriotism. They prepared millions of people for the armed services and the defense industries. These accomplishments were possible because the educators were supported by an unprecedented alliance that included teachers, school administrators, industrialists, military personnel, government leaders, and the President himself. After the war, conservative educators continued to portray themselves as home-front warriors waging a life-threatening battle against enduring global dangers. A terrified public accepted this depiction and continued to back them for decades.

Herbie and Friends

Cartoons in Wartime

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780920474525

Category: History

Page: 103

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The favourite cartoon character of Canada's overseas troops during the Second World War, "Herbie" got into some of the most bizarre predicaments imaginable.

Metmen in Wartime

Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945

Author: Morley K. Thomas

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550224484

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 4766

A detailed account of the meteorological services in practice in Canada during World War II, and a thorough examination of the men behind the forecasts: the nearly 400 science graduates who became “metmen” and were stationed at flying training schools. This book explains the importance of aviation weather forecasts and instruction in meteorology for student pilots at the Royal Canadian Air Force stations established under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Cooperation with the United States military weather services is also examined.

Reconstructing Women's Wartime Lives

Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War

Author: Penny Summerfield

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719044618

Category: History

Page: 338

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The effects of World War II on women's sense of themselves forms the basis of this exploration of the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in World War II, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.

Wartime Fashion

From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939-1945

Author: Geraldine Howell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857854291

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 4966

A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.

Justice in War-time

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605200212

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Justice in War-time, first published in 1916, is a collection of Bertrand Russell's essays on war. He claims that humans have an instinct toward war, but that this instinct needs to be sufficiently roused in order to spark conflict. He analyzes British foreign policy during the ten years before the First World War in an effort to discover how England may have contributed to the problem. The essays included in this volume are: . "An Appeal to the Intellectuals of Europe" . "The Ethics of War" . "War and Non-Resistance" . "Why Nations Love War" . "The Future of Anglo-German Rivalry" . "Is Permanent Peace Possible?" . "The Danger to Civilization" . "The Entente Policy, 1904-1915. A Reply to Professor Gilbert Murray" British philosopher and mathematician BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM RUSSELL (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Among his many works are Why I Am Not a Christian (1927), Power: A New Social Analysis (1938), and My Philosophical Development (1959).

Labor and the Wartime State

Labor Relations and Law During World War II

Author: James B. Atleson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066740

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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The United States labor movement can credit -- or blame -- policies and regulations created during World War II for its current status. Focusing on the War Labor Board's treatment of arbitration, strikes, the scope of bargaining, and the contentious issue of union security, James Atleson shows how wartime necessities and language have carried over into a very different post-war world, affecting not only relations between unions and management but those between rank and file union members and their leaders.

A Wartime Childhood

Author: Rebecca Hunter,Angela Downey

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237529017

Category: Children

Page: 30

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Family Scrapbook features the memories and photographs of real life grannies. Lively narrative text is supported by a wide range of photographs which feature anything from contemporary adverts to pictures of the grandma's with their own parents and grandparents. A Wartime Childhood tells us what it was like to be an evacuee during the Second World War.

Wartime Diary

Author: Simone de Beauvoir,Margaret A. Simons

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252033779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 7425

Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime

Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities

Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics

Author: Jing Bao Nie,Nanyan Guo,Mark Selden,Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136952594

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on human beings, mostly Chinese nationals. However, as a result of complex historical factors including an American cover-up of the atrocities, Japanese denials, and inadequate responses from successive Chinese governments, justice has never been fully served. This volume brings together the contributions of a group of scholars from different countries and various academic disciplines. It examines Japan’s wartime medical atrocities and their postwar aftermath from a comparative perspective and inquires into perennial issues of historical memory, science, politics, society and ethics elicited by these rebarbative events. The volume’s central ethical claim is that the failure to bring justice to bear on the systematic abuse of medical research by Japanese military medical personnel more than six decades ago has had a profoundly retarding influence on the development and practice of medical and social ethics in all of East Asia. The book also includes an extensive annotated bibliography selected from relevant publications in Japanese, Chinese and English.

Reporting War

Journalism in Wartime

Author: Stuart Allan,Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415339979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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Reporting War explores the social responsibilities of the journalist during times of military conflict. News media treatments of international crises, especially the one underway in Iraq, are increasingly becoming the subject of public controversy, and discussion is urgently needed. Each of this book's contributors challenges familiar assumptions about war reporting from a distinctive perspective. An array of pressing issues associated with conflicts over recent years are identified and critiqued, always with an eye to what they can tell us about improving journalism today. Special attention is devoted to recent changes in journalistic forms and practices, and the ways in which they are shaping the visual culture of war, and issues discussed, amongst many, include: the influence of censorship and propaganda 'us' and 'them' news narratives access to sources '24/7 rolling news' and the 'CNN effect' military jargon (such as 'friendly fire' and 'collateral damage') 'embedded' and 'unilateral' reporters tensions between objectivity and patriotism. The book raises important questions about the very future of journalism during wartime, questions which demand public dialogue and debate, and is essential reading for students taking courses in news and news journalism, as well as for researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field.

Wartime Lies

Author: Louis Begley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141190701

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Poland, 1939. The comfortable, secure world of assimilated Jews is blown away by the invasion of the Third Reich. Maciek's father disappears into the war's vortex, leaving the orphaned child with his acerbic and beautiful Aunt Tania. It is her cool inventiveness, in their dramatic flight through a landscape of oppression, that will ensure their fragile survival.

Wartime

The First World War in a Canadian Town

Author: Edward Butts

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459410998

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9111

The First World War was the cause of dramatic changes in every Canadian community. What it meant to daily life becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario. The first months were the easiest, as young men rushed to enlist. Once news of casualties and deaths started arriving, the atmosphere changed drastically. Mothers dreaded the arrival of the telegraph boy. Newspapers published fulsome obituaries which could not obscure the tragedy of their deaths. Tensions emerged — one compelling example being a secret military and police night-time raid on a Catholic seminary just outside the town, looking for young men hiding from conscription. With these stories, Edward Butts offers a compelling portrait of people trying to make sense of a war with little evident logic. His account helps explain why the cause of the League of Nations and efforts to ensure peace in the 1920s and 1930s were so powerful amongst Canadians who had learned about the real impact of wartime on ordinary people. Through the use of primary resources including articles from the local press, letters from overseas, and newsreels in the cinema, Butts captures the reality of the First World War for Canadians at home.

Wartime

Author: Juliet Gardiner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472241495

Category: History

Page: 800

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Juliet Gardiner's critically acclaimed book - the first in a generation to tell the people's story of the Second World War - offers a compelling and comprehensive account of the pervasiveness of war on the Home Front. The book has been commended for its inclusion of many under-described aspects of the Home Front, and alongside familiar stories of food shortages, evacuation and the arrival of the GIs, are stories of Conscientious Objectors, persecuted Italians living in Britain and Lumber Jills working in the New Forest. Drawing on a multitude of sources, many previously unpublished, she tells the story of those six gruelling years in voices from the Orkney Islands to Cornwall, from the Houses of Parliament to the Nottinghamshire mines.

Memoirs of a Wartime Romance

Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg,Jane Siegel Whitmore

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466911964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 462

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Co-Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg Mister Bops and Miss Boo is a true love story. It unfolds through the letters, journal entries, and dictated memoirs of a doctor and a nurse during World War II, as they struggle for their love in the face of family resistance, separation, religious prejudice, and their army service. Through their words, you will experience their passion, patriotism, and a unique perspective of army life. It is an emotional page-turner with a dramatic historical ending.

The Wartime Journals

Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper,Richard Davenport-Hines

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848859902

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 6149

The posthumous discovery of Trevor-Roper's secret journals - unknown even to his family and closest confidants - is an exciting archival find and provides an unusual and privileged view of the Allied war effort against Nazi Germany.