The Great World War 1914-45: Who Won? Who Lost? v. 2

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How our World was forged in battle.

Winners and Losers reveals the truly global impact of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 conflicts and their enduring legacy in the modern world. Boundaries were re-drawn, not just on the political map, but socially too: the wars brought women into the factories and even the frontline. Newly independent nations established themselves: the wars were defining moments for Australia, Canada and New Zealand. African and Asian troops fought for the French and British Empires with very different experiences. Modern Russia has a life expectancy no greater than that achieved by 1914: perhaps no other country is still so deeply in the shadow of the Great World War.

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"The premise of these books is that the two world wars were actually just one long war...and that the two parts of the conflict have common themes...The first volume focused on military affairs, while this follow-up focuses on civilians, home fronts, the socalled People's War. Thirty-five authors contributed 31 essays about the moral, cultural, and social experiences of the conflict...Three chapters in the last section discuss how this great world war is and should be remembered, an issue that has been fought over quite a lot in the last few decades. Each chapter is complemented by endnotes and a short list of recommended readings, and the final chapter is a bibliographic essay on the main sources used in studying the wars. Well worth reading."

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Winners and Losers reveals the truly global impact of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 conflicts and their enduring legacy in the modern world. Boundaries were re-drawn, not just on the political map, but socially too: the wars brought women into the factories and even the frontline. Newly independent nations established themselves: the wars were defining moments for Australia, Canada and New Zealand. African and Asian troops fought for the French and British Empires with very different experiences. Modern Russia has a life expectancy no greater than that achieved by 1914: perhaps no other country is still so deeply in the shadow of the Great World War.

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