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The Resource Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport

Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport

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Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War
Title
Demobbed
Title remainder
coming home after the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Alan Allport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Snapshots of gaiety and celebration - the street parties, the victory speeches - are often how we think of Britain in 1945. But the years following the end of the Second World War were far from a 'golden age' of pride and self-confidence. The country was triumphant but troubled, subject to continued rationing, social disorder, political change and disillusion." "Demobbed is the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicemen returned home. Most had been absent for years, and the joy of arrival was often clouded with ambivalence, regrets and fears. Returning soldiers faced both practical and psychological problems, from reasserting their place in the family home to rejoining a much-altered labour force. Civilians worried that their homecoming heroes had been barbarised by their experiences and would bring crime and violence back from the battlefield. 'Problem veterans' preoccupied the entire country." "Drawing on their personal letters and diaries, on newspapers, reports, novels and films, Allan Allport's enthralling and affecting account illuminates the darker side of the homecoming experiences of ex-servicemen, their families and society at large."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Allport, Alan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • War and society
Label
Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Now This Bloody War is Over.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • So, You're Back Then.
  • p. 50
  • 3.
  • My Faithless English Rose.
  • p. 81
  • 4.
  • What the Hell Has Happened to This Country?.
  • p. 107
  • 5.
  • Clocking On.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • They Made Me a Fugitive.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Something Has Gone Wrong Inside My Head.
  • p. 186
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 211
Control code
ocn421534544
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 p.
Isbn
9780300140439
Lccn
2009026511
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Now This Bloody War is Over.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • So, You're Back Then.
  • p. 50
  • 3.
  • My Faithless English Rose.
  • p. 81
  • 4.
  • What the Hell Has Happened to This Country?.
  • p. 107
  • 5.
  • Clocking On.
  • p. 133
  • 6.
  • They Made Me a Fugitive.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Something Has Gone Wrong Inside My Head.
  • p. 186
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 211
Control code
ocn421534544
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 p.
Isbn
9780300140439
Lccn
2009026511
Other physical details
ill.

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