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"I'll take that one"

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The civilian evacuation which began on 1st September 1939 represents the biggest social upheaval in Britain's history. Government officials has planned evacuation merely as a military manoeuvre which was designed to disperse the civilian population and make them less vulnerable to enemy attack. For those involved however, evacuation meant that their lives would never be the same again. While government propaganda and jingoistic journalism portrayed the young evacuees as happy smiling children set for a great adventure, the reality was somewhat different.;In this book, Dr Martin Parsons looks behind the government propaganda and traditional portrayals of evacuation in order to uncover the myths which have surrounded this period in British history. His in-depth anaylsis of documentary evidence reveals a complex picture of evacuation. Parsons allows the evacuees to speak for themselves through his collection of oral history testimonies. The book uncovers the many ways in which the experience of evacuation disturbed a myriad of human relationships, often with traumatic consequences.

There are some small signs of shelf wear to the spine and front cover, otherwise the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Parsons, Martin L
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1901292037
ISBN-13:
9781901292039
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Beckett Karlson
Title:
"ill take that one

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The civilian evacuation which began on 1st September 1939 represents the biggest social upheaval in Britain's history. Government officials has planned evacuation merely as a military manoeuvre which was designed to disperse the civilian population and make them less vulnerable to enemy attack. For those involved however, evacuation meant that their lives would never be the same again. While government propaganda and jingoistic journalism portrayed the young evacuees as happy smiling children set for a great adventure, the reality was somewhat different.;In this book, Dr Martin Parsons looks behind the government propaganda and traditional portrayals of evacuation in order to uncover the myths which have surrounded this period in British history. His in-depth anaylsis of documentary evidence reveals a complex picture of evacuation. Parsons allows the evacuees to speak for themselves through his collection of oral history testimonies. The book uncovers the many ways in which the experience of evacuation disturbed a myriad of human relationships, often with traumatic consequences.

There are some small signs of shelf wear to the spine and front cover, otherwise the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Parsons, Martin L
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1901292037
ISBN-13:
9781901292039
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Beckett Karlson
Title:
"ill take that one

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