The Battle for Britain

Citizenship and Ideology in the Second World War

By Mary Evans, David Morgan

© 2002 – Routledge

204 pages

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Paperback: 9780415861908
pub: 2013-12-12
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About the Book

It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic `consensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory?

This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns many of our assumptions about the national spirit of 1939-45. It shows that the current return to right-wing politics in Britain was prefigured by ideologies of change during and immediately after the war.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General