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At home and under fire : air raids and culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz / Susan R. Grayzel.

Grayzel, Susan R. (Author).
Book Book (2012.)
Description: xii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) D810.C69 G68 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780521874946 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0521874947 (hardback)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-334) and index.
Contents: Introduction: modern war and the militarization of domestic life -- Destroying the innocent: the arrival of the air raid, 1914-1916 -- Redefining the battle zone: responding to intensified aerial warfare, 1917-1918 -- Writing and rewriting modern warfare: memory, representation, and the legacy of the air raid in Interwar Britain -- Inventing civil defense: imagining and planning for the war to come -- Trying to prevent the war to come: efforts to remove the threat of air raids -- Facing the future of air power: air raids abroad and reactions at home -- Preparing the public for the next war: air raid precautions on the eve of war -- Protecting the innocent: gas masks for babies and the domestication of air raid precautions -- Responding to the air war's return: the militarized domestic sphere from September '28 to the Blitz -- Representing the new air war: morale, the air raid, and wartime popular culture -- Conclusion: Air raids and the domestication of modern war.
Summary: "War has always had consequences for civilians, but during the First World War, air raids redefined British civilians' experiences and expectations of warfare. This book also demonstrates how the legacy of Britain's first air raids helped prepare civilians for the Second World War"--Provided by publisher.
Citation: Grayzel, Susan R. "At home and under fire : air raids and culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz." New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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