Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945

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Juni 2011



This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany. >


Introduction: The European Blitz;
Part I: Bombing, States and Peoples;
1. Shelter Policy in Britain and Germany;
2. Life Under the Blackout in Britain and Germany;
3. Evacuation in Italy during WWII: Evolution and Management;
4. "Relieving sorrow and misfortune"? State, Charity and Ideology;
Part II: Cultural Responses to Bombing;
5. The defence of artwork in Italy during WWII;
6. 'I feared/The photograph my skull would take': Bombs, Time and Photography in British and German WWII Literature;
7. Religion and Bombing in Italy, 1940-1945;
8. "Defend us from All Perils of This Night": Coping with Bombing in Britain, 1940-1945;
Part III: Society under the Bombs;
9. The Direct and Indirect Effects of Allied Bombing on Civil Life in Germany, 1940-1945;
10. Post-bombing Evacuation and Social Solidarity in Wartime France;
11. Death and Survival under the Bombs: City and Country in Italy between Strategic and Tactical Bombing 1940-1944;
12. The Blitz Experience: British Society 1940-1941; Part IV Friend or Foe? Perception of the Bombers;
13. Anglo-American Air Attacks and the Rebirth of Public Opinion in Fascist Italy;
14. Muted Applause? British POWs as Observers and Victims of the Allied Bombing Campaign over Germany;
15. Criminals or Liberators? French Opinion and Allied Bombing of France, 1940-1945; 16 Newsreels and Bombing in WWII; Afterword: Bombing and the Human Rights Regime; List of Contributors; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of King's College. In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare.
EAN: 9781441185686
ISBN: 1441185682
Untertitel: 20 bw illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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