Category: Uk History

  • The British Way of War in Northwest Europe, 1944-5: A Study by L. P. Devine

    By L. P. Devine

    This book examines the adventure of 2 British Infantry Divisions, the forty third (Wessex) and 53rd (Welsh), throughout the Overlord crusade in Northwest Europe. to appreciate the way in which the British fought in the course of Operation Overlord, the publication considers the political and armed forces elements among 1918 and 1943 ahead of addressing the key battles and lots of of the minor engagements and day by day stories of the campaign.

    Through targeted exploration of unit warfare diaries and first-hand bills, Louis Devine demonstrates how Montgomery's method of battle translated to the divisions and their sub devices. whereas earlier literature has steered that the British military fought a wary struggle for you to stay away from the heavy casualties of the 1st global battle, Devine demanding situations this idea via displaying that the Overlord crusade fought at sub-divisional degrees was once characterized by means of command strain to accomplish effects quick, hasty making plans and a reliance on great artillery and mortar contributions to make amends for deficiencies in anti-tank and armoured help.

    By following British infantry divisions over a continual interval and concentrating on squaddies' event to supply a viewpoint 'from below', in addition to difficult the consensus of a 'cautious' British crusade, this ebook presents a much-needed re-evaluation of the Overlord crusade with a view to be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of the second one global conflict and sleek army background in general.
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  • Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and by Joanne Bailey

    By Joanne Bailey

    Parenting in England is the 1st learn of the realm of parenting in past due Georgian England. the writer, Joanne Bailey, lines principles approximately parenthood in a Christian society that was once responding to new cultural developments of sensibility, romanticism and domesticity, in addition to Enlightenment principles approximately youth and self. a lot of these formed how humans, from the bad to the genteel, considered themselves as mom and dad, and remembered their very own parents.

    With meticulous cognizance to aspect, Bailey illuminates the diversity of excessive feelings provoked by means of parenthood through investigating a wealthy array of resources from memoirs and correspondence, to recommendation literature, fiction, and court docket files, to prints, engravings, and ballads. Parenting used to be additionally a profoundly embodied event, and the ebook captures the hassle, labour, and tough paintings it entailed. Such parental funding intended that the event used to be basic to the forging of nationwide, familial, and
    personal identities. It additionally wanted greater than mom and dad and this ebook uncovers the hitherto hidden international of shared parenting. in any respect degrees of society, family and kinship ties have been drawn upon to lighten the labours of parenting.

    By revealing those emotional and fabric parental worlds, what emerges is the centrality of parenthood to psychological and actual health and wellbeing, attractiveness, public and private identities, and to transmitting prized values throughout generations. but being a mother or father was once a contingent event adapting from hour to hour, 12 months to yr, and baby to baby. It was once right away precarious, as little ones and fogeys succumbed to deadly illnesses and injuries, but it was once additionally enduring simply because parent-child relationships
    were no longer ended via loss of life: misplaced little ones and oldsters lived on in memory.
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  • The Tiger That Swallowed the Boy: Exotic Animals in by John Simons

    By John Simons

    Looking at zoological gardens, inner most menageries, circuses, and usual historical past museums, this interesting account explores the remarkable volume of the exotic-animal exchange in 19th-century England and its colonies. packed with enjoyable anecdotes—from the tiger that prowled down St. George’s road in London with a boy in its mouth and the polar endure that killed a puppy in Liverpool to the kangaroos hopping round the lawns of stately houses and the boa constrictor who acquired unfastened in Tunbridge Wells—this ebook additionally stocks how the animals performed a key function within the venture to make sure that relaxation used to be academic. because it demonstrates how the exchange used to be in detail attached with the tides of Empire, it is going to be of curiosity to lecturers and common readers alike.

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  • The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience by Adam R. Seipp

    By Adam R. Seipp

    Historians recognize very much approximately how wars start, yet a ways much less approximately how they finish. when a lot has been written in regards to the forces, passions, and associations that mobilized societies for conflict and labored to maintain that mobilization via years of fight, less is understood concerning the both complicated approaches that demobilized societies within the wake of armed clash. As such, this new ebook should be welcomed by means of students wishing to appreciate the consequences of the nice struggle in its fullest context, together with the reactions, behaviors, and attitudes of 'ordinary' Europeans through the tumultuous occasions of the years of demobilization. Taking a transnational standpoint on demobilization this research demonstrates that the adventure of mass commercial struggle generated remarkably comparable pressures inside either the defeated and positive nations. utilizing as examples the real provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, this booklet examines the studies of ecu urban-dwellers from the final yr of the warfare till the early Nineteen Twenties. using a wide selection of resources from greater than twenty data in Germany, Britain, and the U.S., this ebook recovers voices from the interval which are usually misplaced in traditional narratives, shooting the richness and variety of the guidelines, visions, and conflicts engendered via these tough and tumultuous years. the result's a ebook that paints a vibrant photograph of the problems that peace might carry to economies and societies that had quickly and completely tailored to the calls for of commercial global war.
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  • Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 by Matthew Frank

    By Matthew Frank

    Expelling the Germans makes a speciality of how Britain perceived the mass circulate of German populations from Poland and Czechoslovakia on the finish of the second one global conflict. Drawing on a variety of British archival fabric, Matthew Frank examines why the British got here to treat the forcible elimination of Germans as a need, and evaluates the general public and respectable responses in Britain as soon as mass expulsion turned a truth in 1945.

    Central to this learn is the concept that of "population transfer": the modern concept that awkward minority difficulties should be solved rationally and constructively through removal the inhabitants involved in an orderly and slow demeanour, whereas fending off pointless human anguish and monetary disruption. Dr Frank demonstrates that whereas so much British observers permitted the main of inhabitants move, so much have been additionally regularly uneasy with the result of placing that precept into perform. This conflict of "principle" with "practice" unearths a lot not just concerning the obstacles of Britain's function but additionally the hierarchy of British priorities in instant post-war Europe.
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  • The Ancestors of Alex Jerome Nielsen and Mary Priscilla by Ky White,Cynthia White

    By Ky White,Cynthia White

    This ebook takes the direct, lineal ancestry of Alex Jerome Nielsen and Priscilla Mary Colvin from the current to the time of Merovech who fought opposed to Attila the Hun and based the Merovingian dynasty circa 451 advert. additionally integrated are American veterans, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, William the Conqueror via early American and innovative struggle ancestry. Ancestors highlighted (among many others) are William the Conqueror, King (St.) Fernando III, Eleanor of Aquitaine, William I, King of Scots, William the Marshal, Edward I, King of britain, and King Philippe III, King of France to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I “Barbarossa and plenty of others.
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  • The Albanian Operation of the CIA and MI6, 1949–1953: by Nicholas Bethell,Robert Elsie,Bejtullah Destani

    By Nicholas Bethell,Robert Elsie,Bejtullah Destani

    The Albanian Operation, performed through British and American mystery companies from 1949 to 1953, used to be one of many first Western makes an attempt to subvert a rustic at the back of the Iron Curtain. The British liaison officer for the undertaking in Washington was once Kim Philby, a Soviet double agent who sabotaged the total enterprise. In all, approximately three hundred brokers and civilians are concept to were killed within the disastrous operation.
    the tale used to be first pieced jointly by way of Nicholas Bethell in his 1984 publication The nice Betrayal: The Untold tale of Kim Philby’s largest Coup, in response to interviews and conversations with British and American officers and Albanian warring parties who infiltrated the Stalinist Albanian regime and escaped alive. the current paintings offers the interviews and throws new mild on what truly took place.
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  • Medicine in the English Middle Ages by Faye Getz

    By Faye Getz

    This publication offers a fascinating, exact portrait of the folk, principles, and ideology that made up the area of English medieval drugs among 750 and 1450, a time whilst clinical perform prolonged a long way past sleek definitions. The associations of courtroom, church, college, and hospital--which might finally paintings to split scientific perform from different duties--had slightly all started to exert a power in medieval England, writes Faye Getz. victims may search therapeutic from women and men of all social ranks, and the therapeutic might surround religious, criminal, and philosophical in addition to physically matters. the following the writer offers an account of practitioners (English Christians, Jews, and foreigners), of scientific works written by way of the English, of the rising felony and institutional international of drugs, and of the clinical beliefs current one of the knowledgeable and social elite.

    How scientific studying won for itself an viewers is the vital argument of this ebook, however the trip, as Getz indicates, used to be an complex one. alongside the best way, the reader encounters the magistrates of London, who confiscate a bag stated by way of its proprietor to comprise a human head able to studying to talk, and realized clerical practitioners who suggest humans on how top to stay fit or die an outstanding dying. Islamic scientific rules in addition to the poetry of Chaucer come below scrutiny. one of the remnants of this some distance far away clinical previous, someone may possibly locate anything to amuse and whatever to admire.

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  • Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms by Gerald Prenderghast

    By Gerald Prenderghast

    Britain’s peacekeeping position in Southeast Asia after international battle II was once transparent sufficient however the objective of the Commonwealth within the area later turned shadowy. British involvement within the wars fought in Vietnam among 1946 and 1975 has been the topic of a few books—most of which specialize in the occasionally clandestine actions of politicians—and unsubstantiated claims approximately British aid for the U.S.’ conflict attempt have received acceptance.
    Drawing on formerly undiscovered info from Britain’s nationwide documents, this booklet discusses the behavior of the wars in Vietnam and the political ramifications of united kingdom involvement, and describes Britain’s real function in those conflicts: offering troops, guns and intelligence to the French and U.S. governments whereas the latter have been in strive against with Ho Chi Minh’s North Vietnamese.
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  • Britain and World War One by Alan G. V. Simmonds

    By Alan G. V. Simmonds

    The First global conflict seems to be as a fault line in Britain’s twentieth-century historical past. among August 1914 and November 1918 the gigantic fight opposed to Imperial Germany and her allies fed on extra humans, more cash and extra assets than the other clash that Britain had hitherto skilled. For the 1st time, it unfolded a house entrance that stretched into all components of the British polity, society and tradition, touching the lives of each citizen despite age, gender and sophistication: greens have been even grown within the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

    Britain and global battle One throws awareness on those civilians who fought the struggle at the domestic entrance. Harnessing fresh scholarship, and drawing on unique records, oral testimony and historic texts, this booklet casts a clean glance over assorted elements of British society in the course of the 4 lengthy years of conflict. It revisits the early warfare enthusiasm and the making of Kitchener’s new armies; the emotive debates over conscription; the relationships among politics, executive and well known opinion; ladies operating in wartime industries; the preferred event of struggle and the query of social change.

    This publication additionally explores components of wartime Britain missed by means of fresh histories, together with the impression of the battle on rural society; the mobilization of and the significance of expertise; responses to air raids and nutrients and housing shortages; and the demanding situations to standard social and sexual mores and wartime tradition. Britain and international struggle One is key interpreting for all scholars and lay readers of the 1st global War.

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