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Half the battle

£25.00

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How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it? This work offers a robust rejection of contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and in hundreds of books and films ever since. It acknowledges that some negative attitudes and behaviours existed - panic and defeatism, ration-cheating and black-marketeering, looting, absenteeism and strikes - but argues that these involved a very small minority of the population. Robert Mackay demonstrates how government policies for the maintenance of morale were put in place, giving special emphasis to the patriotic feeling that held the nation together despite the official pessimistic prognosis in the initial stages of the war.
This book will give students of the Second World War new insights into how & why ordinary people coped with the intolerable.
An excellent clean copy which looks near new.

Item details

Author(s):
Robert Mackay
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 14 cm approx
Edition:
1st 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719058945
ISBN-13:
9780719058943
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Half the Battle

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How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it? This work offers a robust rejection of contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and in hundreds of books and films ever since. It acknowledges that some negative attitudes and behaviours existed - panic and defeatism, ration-cheating and black-marketeering, looting, absenteeism and strikes - but argues that these involved a very small minority of the population. Robert Mackay demonstrates how government policies for the maintenance of morale were put in place, giving special emphasis to the patriotic feeling that held the nation together despite the official pessimistic prognosis in the initial stages of the war.
This book will give students of the Second World War new insights into how & why ordinary people coped with the intolerable.
An excellent clean copy which looks near new.

Author(s):
Robert Mackay
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22 x 14 cm approx
Edition:
1st 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719058945
ISBN-13:
9780719058943
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Half the Battle

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