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The Resource When Britain saved the west : the story of 1940, Robin Prior

When Britain saved the west : the story of 1940, Robin Prior

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When Britain saved the west : the story of 1940
Title
When Britain saved the west
Title remainder
the story of 1940
Statement of responsibility
Robin Prior
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler's Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain's defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up to confront the Nazi threat. In this cogently argued book, Robin Prior delves into the documents of the time - war diaries, combat reports, Home Security's daily files, and much more - to uncover how Britain endured a year of menacing crises. The book reassesses key events of 1940 - crises that were recognized as such at the time and others not fully appreciated. Prior examines Neville Chamberlain's government, Churchill's opponents, the collapse of France, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz. He looks critically at the position of the United States before Pearl Harbor, and at Roosevelt's response to the crisis. Prior concludes that the nation was saved through a combination of political leadership, British Expeditionary Force determination and skill, Royal Air Force and Navy efforts to return soldiers to the homeland, and the determination of the people to fight on "in spite of all terror." As eloquent as it is controversial, this book exposes the full import of events in 1940, when Britain fought alone and Western civilization hung in the balance
Summary
Drawing on documents of the time?war diaries, combat reports and Home Security's daily files?a reassessment of key events of 1940 reveals how Britain endured a year of menacing crises as they fought alone and Western civilization hung in the balance
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10434075
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DLC
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Prior, Robin
Dewey number
940.5341
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the story of 1940
Label
When Britain saved the west : the story of 1940, Robin Prior
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054210455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780300226430
Lccn
2014047024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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plates
Label
When Britain saved the west : the story of 1940, Robin Prior
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054210455
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780300226430
Lccn
2014047024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
plates

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