OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain

ISBN : 9780198735762

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¥4,653
著者: 
Wendy Webster
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336 ページ
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Hardcover
サイズ
153 x 234 mm
刊行日
2018年03月
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During the Second World War, people arrived in Britain from all over the world as troops, war-workers, nurses, refugees, exiles, and prisoners-of-war-chiefly from Europe, America, and the British Empire. Between 1939 and 1945, the population in Britain became more diverse than it had ever been before. Mixing It uses diaries, letters and interviews to bring this history to life. Among the stories featured is that of 'Johnny' Pohe from New Zealand - the first Maori pilot to serve in the RAF. Pohe was captured after he had to ditch his plane and took part in what was subsequently called the 'Great Escape'. He was one of fifty recaptured escapees who were murdered by the Gestapo. When the war ended, awareness of the diversity of Britain's wartime population was lost and has played little part in public memories of the war. Mixing It recovers this forgotten history. It illuminates the place of the Second World War in the making of multinational, multiethnic Britain and resonate

目次: 

Introduction: The 'Big Proposition'; 1 1940; 2 Enemies and Neutrals; 3 The Empire Comes to Britain; 4 Allies; 5 Language, Speech, and Sound; 6 Sexual Patriotism; 7 Aftermath; Bibliography

著者について: 

Wendy Webster is Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Huddersfield and has published widely on twentieth-century history. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University and the University of Tasmania. Her previous books include Not A Man to Match Her: The Marketing of a Prime Minister (1990), Imagining Home (1998), and the prize-winning Englishness and Empire (2005). Mixing It is part of a wider project involving a display at Imperial War Museum North.

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