The Test of War: Inside Britain, 1939-45

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Contents
Preface vii
1 Going to war 1
The Phoney War, September 1939 to May 1940 6
Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, May 1940 to June 1941 8
Global war and Grand Alliance, June 1941 to June 1942 10
The decline of Axis power, June 1942 to June 1944 12
The Allies' drive to victory, June 1944 to August 1945 13
2 Britain on the eve of war 15
The economy 16
The role of the State 23
Politics and national cohesion 28
Ready for war? 35
3 Politics 49
4 The economy at war 68
Policies and instruments 68
Performance 76
5 Aliens, dissenters and outlaws 96
6 Defending the land and the people 113
7 Morale 137

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter One - Going to War 1
  • Chapter Two - Britain on the Eve of War 15
  • Notes 47
  • Chapter Three - Politics 49
  • Notes 66
  • Chapter Four - The Economy at War 68
  • Notes 94
  • Chapter Five - Aliens, Dissenters and Outlaws 96
  • Notes 112
  • Chapter Six - Defending the Land and the People 113
  • Notes 136
  • Chapter Seven - Morale 137
  • Notes 162
  • Chapter Eight - Adapting, Enduring, Escaping 164
  • Chapter Nine - Time for Change: the General Election 192
  • Chapter Ten - Taking Stock: Britain in 1945 204
  • Bibliography 236
  • Index 241
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