The Test of War: Inside Britain, 1939-45

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Notes
1
S. Pollard, The development of the British economy, 2nd edn (London: Edward Arnold, 1969), p.157.
2
Ibid., p.157.
3
A. Calder, The people's war (London: Jonathan Cape, 1969), p.69.
4
K. Middlemas, Britain in search of balance 1940-61, vol. 1 of Power, competition and the State (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1986), p.18.
5
Central statistical office, Fighting with figures (London: HMSO, 1995), p.170.
6
Announcement in The Times, 2 January 1941.
7
A major crisis in the coal industry led to government control under the new Ministry of Fuel and Power in June 1942.
8
G. Allen, “The concentration of production policy”, in Lessons of the British war economy, D.N. Chester (ed.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951), pp.167-81.
9
Pollard, Development of the British economy, pp.324-5.
10
R. Stone, “The use and development of National Income and Expenditure estimates”, in Chester, Lessons of the British war economy, pp.87-8.
11
A. Milward, War, economy and society 1939-1945 (London: Allen Lane, 1977), p.60.
12
M. Harrison, “Resource mobilization for World War II: the U.S.A., U.K., U.S.S.R., and Germany, 1938-1945, The Economic History Review (May 1988), p.185.
13
See especially C. Barnett, The audit of war (London: Macmillan, 1986).
14
Harrison, “Resource mobilization for World War II”, p.185.
15
Ibid., p.186.
16
CSO, Fighting with figures, p.38.
17
Ibid., pp.148-79.
18
Ibid., pp.151, 170.
19
Pollard, Development of the British economy, pp.314-17.
20
Calder, The people's war, p.405.
21
CSO, Fighting with figures, p.56.
22
Milward, War, economy and society, p.230.
23
See especially Barnett, Audit of war.
24
Altogether, 23,383 men and women in equal numbers completed training in government training centres and emergency training establishments between July 1940 and September 1949 (excluding coal-mining training centres). CSO, Fighting with figures, p.63.
25
D. Thorns, War, industry and society: the Midlands 1939-1945 (London: Routledge, 1989), p.108.
26
Ibid., p.54.

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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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