Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

A Strange Enemy People - Germans under the British 1945-1950 - Patricia Meehan

£19.99 Out Of Stock

Product description

You are going into Germany. You are about to meet a strange people in a strange enemy country. So said the handbook given to British personnel embarking on tours of occupation in Germany after the end of the Second World War. Control of Germany was divided among the British, the Americans, the Russians and the French. Yet Britain had no model for its administration other than colonial ones. The British arrived in a devastated land where the natives were off limits and were allowed no involvement in the running of their own affairs. Widespread corruption flourished in a climate of 'anything goes' - where millions of German citizens were homeless or without food, fuel or other necessities - and an overblown bureaucracy bedevilled the British administration.
However, tensions eventually eased and, as the threat from the Soviet Union grew, friendship with the Germans was officially encouraged. The Federal Republic of Germany was well on its way to recovery by 1950.

Item details

Author(s):
PATRICIA MEEHAN
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0720611156
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
peter owen
Title:
A Strange EnemyPeople- Germans under the British 1945-1950

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

You are going into Germany. You are about to meet a strange people in a strange enemy country. So said the handbook given to British personnel embarking on tours of occupation in Germany after the end of the Second World War. Control of Germany was divided among the British, the Americans, the Russians and the French. Yet Britain had no model for its administration other than colonial ones. The British arrived in a devastated land where the natives were off limits and were allowed no involvement in the running of their own affairs. Widespread corruption flourished in a climate of 'anything goes' - where millions of German citizens were homeless or without food, fuel or other necessities - and an overblown bureaucracy bedevilled the British administration.
However, tensions eventually eased and, as the threat from the Soviet Union grew, friendship with the Germans was officially encouraged. The Federal Republic of Germany was well on its way to recovery by 1950.

Author(s):
PATRICIA MEEHAN
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0720611156
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
peter owen
Title:
A Strange EnemyPeople- Germans under the British 1945-1950

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Cardiff

Our shop is situated in the Heath area of Cardiff, we work out of the Retail premises on Whitchurch Road, where Oxfam has been for over 35 years. Our role online, as with all Oxfam shops is to raise money in order to overcome poverty and suffering around the world including here in Wales. We could not achieve that without precious volunteer support which we are extremely grateful for. We need more of this valuable support and ask,if you live in or around Cardiff, to get in touch on: oxfamshopf5302@oxfam.org.uk. If you are able to spare a morning or afternoon each week with us, that would be fantastic, we offer the opportunity to expand your skills in many areas, work for one of the biggest charitable organisations in the world and importantly, you would be directly helping the poor and needy around the globe.

View Shop