An American Uprising in Second World War England

An American Uprising in Second World War England


  • Author : Kate Werran
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release Date : 2020-07-19
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781526759573

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An American Uprising in Second World War England Book Description :
This is the incredible story of a Second World War shoot-out between black and white American soldiers in a quiet Cornish town that ended up putting the ‘special relationship’ itself on trial. The subsequent court martial into what tabloids labelled a ‘wild west’ mutiny became front page news in Great Britain and the USA. Three thousand miles across the Atlantic, it mirrored and bolstered a fast-accelerating civil rights movement. At home it caused Churchill himself ‘grave anxiety’ while refracting an extraordinary truth about the real state of Anglo-American relations. For three long days the story raged before the turbulent war-torn world moved on and forgot forever amid ever-escalating D-Day preparations. This account of a shocking dra...

An American Uprising in Second World War England

An American Uprising in Second World War England


  • Author : Kate Werran
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release Date : 2020-07-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526759559

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An American Uprising in Second World War England Book Description :
This is the incredible story of a Second World War shoot-out between black and white American soldiers in a quiet Cornish town that ended up putting the ‘special relationship’ itself on trial. The subsequent court martial into what tabloids labelled a ‘wild west’ mutiny became front page news in Great Britain and the USA. Three thousand miles across the Atlantic, it mirrored and bolstered a fast-accelerating civil rights movement. At home it caused Churchill himself ‘grave anxiety’ while refracting an extraordinary truth about the real state of Anglo-American relations. For three long days the story raged before the turbulent war-torn world moved on and forgot forever amid ever-escalating D-Day preparations. This account of a shocking dra...

An American Uprising in Second World War England

An American Uprising in Second World War England


  • Author : Kate Werran
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-07-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1526759543

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An American Uprising in Second World War England Book Description :
This is the incredible story of a Second World War shoot-out between black and white American soldiers in a quiet Cornish town that ended up putting the 'special relationship' itself on trial. The subsequent court martial into what tabloids labelled a 'wild west' mutiny became front page news in Great Britain and the USA. Three thousand miles across the Atlantic, it mirrored and bolstered a fast-accelerating civil rights movement. At home it caused Churchill himself 'grave anxiety' while refracting an extraordinary truth about the real state of Anglo-American relations. For three long days the story raged before the turbulent war-torn world moved on and forgot forever amid ever-escalating D-Day preparations. This account of a shocking drama the autho...

American Uprising
Score: 3
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American Uprising


  • Author : Daniel Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780062084354

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American Uprising Book Description :
A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, this self-made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the city, and ...

A People s History of the Second World War

A People s History of the Second World War


  • Author : Donny Gluckstein
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0745328024

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A People s History of the Second World War Book Description :
A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the regular armies of the allied powers. Donny Gluckstein shows that an important part of the fighting involved people's militias struggling against not just fascism, but also colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism itself. Gluckstein argues that despite this radical element, which was fighting on the ground, the allied governments were more interested in creating a new order to suit their interests. He shows how various anti-fascist resistance movements in Poland, Greece, Italy, and elsewhere were betrayed by the Allies despite playing a decisive part in defeating the Nazi...

Liberty s Exiles

Liberty s Exiles


  • Author : Maya Jasanoff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781400075478

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Liberty s Exiles Book Description :
A global history of the post-Revolutionary War exodus of 60,000 Americans loyal to the British Empire to such regions as Canada, India and Sierra Leone traces the experiences of specific individuals while challenging popular conceptions about the founding of the United States. Reprint....

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997361

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Last Hope Island Book Description :
A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “...

The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia

The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia


  • Author : Jelena Đureinović
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781000754384

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The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia Book Description :
Exploring the concepts of collaboration, resistance, and postwar retribution and focusing on the Chetnik movement, this book analyses the politics of memory. Since the overthrow of Slobodan Milošević in 2000, memory politics in Serbia has undergone drastic changes in the way in which the Second World War and its aftermath is understood and interpreted. The glorification and romanticisation of the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland, more commonly referred to as the Chetnik movement, has become the central theme of Serbia’s memory politics during this period. The book traces their construction as a national antifascist movement equal to the communist-led Partisans and as victims of communism, showing the parallel justification and denial of their wartim...

Savage Continent
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Savage Continent


  • Author : Keith Lowe
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781250015044

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Savage Continent Book Description :
The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years... The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent o...

Crucible of War
Score: 4.5
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Crucible of War


  • Author : Fred Anderson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307425393

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Crucible of War Book Description :
In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partner...