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The Resource Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport

Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport

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Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War
Title
Demobbed
Title remainder
coming home after the Second World War
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Alan Allport
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Language
eng
Summary
"Snapshots of gaiety and celebration - the street parties, the victory speeches - are how some people today think of Britain in 1945. But the years following the end of World War II were far from a 'golden age' of pride and self-confidence. The country was troubled though triumphant, subject to continued rationing and political change. Wracked by social disorder, austerity and disillusion, Britain was exhausted - and it was the return of those men who had fought for their country who seemed to be a root cause of the trouble. Demobbed is the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicemen returned home. Most had been absent for years, and the joy of arrival was often clouded with ambivalence, regrets and fears. Returning soldiers faced both practical and psychological problems, from reasserting their place in the family home to rejoining a much-altered labour force. Civilians worried that their homecoming heroes had been barbarized by their experiences and would bring crime and violence back from the battlefield. Problem veterans preoccupied the entire country. Alan Allport draws on their personal letters and diaries, on newspapers, reports, novels and films to illuminate the darker side of the homecoming experience for ex-servicemen, their families and society at large."--Jacket
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JSTOR
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport
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Demobbed : coming home after the Second World War, Alan Allport
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5vm0j9
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now this bloody war is over -- So, you're back then -- My faithless English rose -- What the hell has happened to this country? -- Clocking on -- They made me a fugitive -- Something has gone wrong inside my head
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1 online resource (x, 265 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780300170160
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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