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Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 (edición 2017)

por Daniel Todman (Autor)

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"On June 18th, 1940, invoking their 'finest hour,' Winston Churchill galvanized his countrymen. Poland and France had fallen. Britain was next. Churchill knew, as now did millions of his countrymen, that their island nation alone faced Nazi Germany, and that soon it would be at the center of the greatest struggle of modern times--a struggle whose outcome was by no means predetermined. Historian Daniel Todman undertakes perhaps the greatest saga of the 20th century, often told in parts but never as completely as here. A modest-looking box of war medals kept in a desk opens to reveal the full history of Great Britain in the Second World War. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 is the first of two volumes in which Todman offers a brilliantly fresh retelling of the Greatest Generation's narrative. Beginning in the pre-war years, when shadows across the Channel were deepening but most of Britain hoped to avoid a second continental cataclysm, it spans the dawning realization of what lay ahead and the massive and profound changes required to get a country at peace onto a war footing. It then covers the failure of appeasement, the invasion of Poland, the 'phony war,' the fall of France, the miracle of Dunkirk and the pivotal Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and ends with America's entrance into the struggle. The stories of rapid industrialization, social disruption, food rationing, Westminster politics, class snobbery, and the mobilization of a global empire are woven together with the major opening battles to show just how desperately high the stakes of the war were. Todman's epic project does what no other has done, linking economic, strategic, social, cultural, and military history in one compelling narrative. Here, also, are key individuals--the politicians, industrialists, pub owners, housewives, the pilots of the RAF, and the sailors at Dunkirk--caught in the maelstrom that threatened to engulf not just the 'scepter'd isle' but the world itself. Colossal in scale and engrossing in detail, Todman's project brings to vivid life the many dramatic and unexpected disruptions that changed the course of the war in ways none at the time could foresee. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 offers readers a full account of the entire conflict as it was experienced by all the people of Britain and its Empire"--… (más)
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Título:Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941
Autores:Daniel Todman (Autor)
Info:Penguin (2017), 848 pages
Colecciones:Tu biblioteca
Valoración:****
Etiquetas:History, British History, WWII, Non Fiction

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Britain's War Into Battle, 1937-1941, by Daniel Todman (read 6 Nov 2016) It took me nine days to read this book and while it is a massive book (718 pages of text, 70 pages of notes--but unfortunately no bibliography as such), my reading was delayed by the delicious experience of watching the Cubs win the World Series--far more satisfying than reading the book, which is kind of ploddingly written without a great deal of verve and no attempt to add drama to the events related. The account of the leadup to the war is full of interest and some of the accounts of parts of the war, e.g., the Blitz, and how the people viewed the events, are full of interest, there are a lot of dull statistics. There was not much good news during the two years of the war which the book covers and it is clear that the best thing that happened to Britain was that Hitler made two big mistakes: he did not occupy Britain before he attacked Russia, and he declared war on the United States three days after Pearl Harbor. How fortunate Britain and all of us were that Hitler was so stupid. ( )
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"On June 18th, 1940, invoking their 'finest hour,' Winston Churchill galvanized his countrymen. Poland and France had fallen. Britain was next. Churchill knew, as now did millions of his countrymen, that their island nation alone faced Nazi Germany, and that soon it would be at the center of the greatest struggle of modern times--a struggle whose outcome was by no means predetermined. Historian Daniel Todman undertakes perhaps the greatest saga of the 20th century, often told in parts but never as completely as here. A modest-looking box of war medals kept in a desk opens to reveal the full history of Great Britain in the Second World War. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 is the first of two volumes in which Todman offers a brilliantly fresh retelling of the Greatest Generation's narrative. Beginning in the pre-war years, when shadows across the Channel were deepening but most of Britain hoped to avoid a second continental cataclysm, it spans the dawning realization of what lay ahead and the massive and profound changes required to get a country at peace onto a war footing. It then covers the failure of appeasement, the invasion of Poland, the 'phony war,' the fall of France, the miracle of Dunkirk and the pivotal Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and ends with America's entrance into the struggle. The stories of rapid industrialization, social disruption, food rationing, Westminster politics, class snobbery, and the mobilization of a global empire are woven together with the major opening battles to show just how desperately high the stakes of the war were. Todman's epic project does what no other has done, linking economic, strategic, social, cultural, and military history in one compelling narrative. Here, also, are key individuals--the politicians, industrialists, pub owners, housewives, the pilots of the RAF, and the sailors at Dunkirk--caught in the maelstrom that threatened to engulf not just the 'scepter'd isle' but the world itself. Colossal in scale and engrossing in detail, Todman's project brings to vivid life the many dramatic and unexpected disruptions that changed the course of the war in ways none at the time could foresee. Britain's War : Into Battle, 1937-1941 offers readers a full account of the entire conflict as it was experienced by all the people of Britain and its Empire"--

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