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At Home and Under Fire : Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz

By: Grayzel, Susan R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (358 p.).ISBN: 9781139220569.Subject(s): Bombing, Aerial -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Bombing, Aerial -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civil defense -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civil defense -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civilian war casualties -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civilians in war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, GermanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: At Home and Under Fire : Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the BlitzDDC classification: 941.083 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; At Home and Under Fire; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Modern War and the Militarization of Domestic Life; THE STATE AND THE HOME; NON-COMBATANTS, AERIAL ATTACKS, AND THE LAW OF WAR BEFORE 1914; WAR IN THE AIR; THE AIR RAIDS THAT FOLLOW; 2 Destroying the Innocent: The Arrival of the Air Raid, 1914-1916; INTRODUCTION; THE WAR COMES HOME; THE WAR IN THE AIR ARRIVES; RESPONDING TO THE RAIDS; CONCLUSION; 3 Redefining the Battle Zone: Responding to Intensified Aerial Warfare, 1917-1918; INTRODUCTION; REACTIONS AND REPRISALS
THE BRAVERY OF "OUR OWN PEOPLE"CONCLUSION; 4 Writing and Rewriting Modern Warfare: Memory, Representation, and the Legacy of the Air Raid in Interwar Britain; INTRODUCTION; RELIVING THE AIR WAR; AERIAL WARFARE REPRESENTED AND THE NEXT WAR IMAGINED; CONCLUSION; 5 Inventing Civil Defense: Imagining and Planning for the War to Come; INTRODUCTION; THE LESSONS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN GOVERNMENT PLANNING FOR THE NEXT WAR; THE HOUSEHOLD AT WAR: EARLY PLANNING FOR EVACUATIONS AND SHELTERS; CONCLUSION; 6 Trying to Prevent the War to Come: Efforts to Remove the Threat of Air Raids; INTRODUCTION
"THE MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL PLACES": THE HOME UNDER FIREFIGHTING AGAINST AERIAL WARFARE AFTER GENEVA; CONCLUSION; 7 Facing the Future of Air Power: Air Raids Abroad and Reactions at Home; RESPONDING TO IMPERIAL AIR POWER; ADDING TO THE VOCABULARY OF MASSACRE: THE AIR WAR IN SPAIN; FEMINIST REFLECTIONS ON MODERN AERIAL WARFARE; CONCLUSION; 8 Preparing the Public for the Next War: Air Raid Precautions on the Eve of War; INTRODUCTION; TAKING AIR RAIDS PRECAUTIONS PUBLIC; LEGISLATING PROTECTION FROM AIR RAIDS; ARP AFTER THE ACT; CONCLUSION
9 Protecting the Innocent: Gas Masks for Babies and the Domestication of Air Raids PrecautionsINTRODUCTION; PLANNING FOR CIVILIANS TO FACE CHEMICAL WARFARE; DEVELOPING INFANT ANTI-GAS PROTECTION; CONCLUSION; 10 Responding to Air War's Return: The Militarized Domestic Sphere from September '38 to the Blitz; INTRODUCTION; MORALE, THE CRISIS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AND THE DRESS REHEARSAL FOR ARP; CIVIL DEFENSE IN 1939; DO IT NOW: ARP AT WAR; UNDER FIRE AGAIN; CONCLUSION; 11 Representing the New Air War: Morale, the Air Raid, and Wartime Popular Culture; INTRODUCTION
WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE LITERARY BLITZMARTYRED WOMEN AND CIVILIAN MORALE IN WARTIME FILM; CONCLUSION; 12 Conclusion: Air Raids and the Domestication of Modern War; Bibliography; Archival Sources; Periodicals; Printed Primary Sources; Films; Secondary Sources; Index
Summary: Demonstrates how the legacy of Britain's first air raids helped prepare civilians for the Second World War.
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Cover; At Home and Under Fire; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Modern War and the Militarization of Domestic Life; THE STATE AND THE HOME; NON-COMBATANTS, AERIAL ATTACKS, AND THE LAW OF WAR BEFORE 1914; WAR IN THE AIR; THE AIR RAIDS THAT FOLLOW; 2 Destroying the Innocent: The Arrival of the Air Raid, 1914-1916; INTRODUCTION; THE WAR COMES HOME; THE WAR IN THE AIR ARRIVES; RESPONDING TO THE RAIDS; CONCLUSION; 3 Redefining the Battle Zone: Responding to Intensified Aerial Warfare, 1917-1918; INTRODUCTION; REACTIONS AND REPRISALS

THE BRAVERY OF "OUR OWN PEOPLE"CONCLUSION; 4 Writing and Rewriting Modern Warfare: Memory, Representation, and the Legacy of the Air Raid in Interwar Britain; INTRODUCTION; RELIVING THE AIR WAR; AERIAL WARFARE REPRESENTED AND THE NEXT WAR IMAGINED; CONCLUSION; 5 Inventing Civil Defense: Imagining and Planning for the War to Come; INTRODUCTION; THE LESSONS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN GOVERNMENT PLANNING FOR THE NEXT WAR; THE HOUSEHOLD AT WAR: EARLY PLANNING FOR EVACUATIONS AND SHELTERS; CONCLUSION; 6 Trying to Prevent the War to Come: Efforts to Remove the Threat of Air Raids; INTRODUCTION

"THE MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL PLACES": THE HOME UNDER FIREFIGHTING AGAINST AERIAL WARFARE AFTER GENEVA; CONCLUSION; 7 Facing the Future of Air Power: Air Raids Abroad and Reactions at Home; RESPONDING TO IMPERIAL AIR POWER; ADDING TO THE VOCABULARY OF MASSACRE: THE AIR WAR IN SPAIN; FEMINIST REFLECTIONS ON MODERN AERIAL WARFARE; CONCLUSION; 8 Preparing the Public for the Next War: Air Raid Precautions on the Eve of War; INTRODUCTION; TAKING AIR RAIDS PRECAUTIONS PUBLIC; LEGISLATING PROTECTION FROM AIR RAIDS; ARP AFTER THE ACT; CONCLUSION

9 Protecting the Innocent: Gas Masks for Babies and the Domestication of Air Raids PrecautionsINTRODUCTION; PLANNING FOR CIVILIANS TO FACE CHEMICAL WARFARE; DEVELOPING INFANT ANTI-GAS PROTECTION; CONCLUSION; 10 Responding to Air War's Return: The Militarized Domestic Sphere from September '38 to the Blitz; INTRODUCTION; MORALE, THE CRISIS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AND THE DRESS REHEARSAL FOR ARP; CIVIL DEFENSE IN 1939; DO IT NOW: ARP AT WAR; UNDER FIRE AGAIN; CONCLUSION; 11 Representing the New Air War: Morale, the Air Raid, and Wartime Popular Culture; INTRODUCTION

WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE LITERARY BLITZMARTYRED WOMEN AND CIVILIAN MORALE IN WARTIME FILM; CONCLUSION; 12 Conclusion: Air Raids and the Domestication of Modern War; Bibliography; Archival Sources; Periodicals; Printed Primary Sources; Films; Secondary Sources; Index

Demonstrates how the legacy of Britain's first air raids helped prepare civilians for the Second World War.

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The advent of air raids in WW I Britain changed the role of civilians, who now experienced the violence of war in their own communities. Using letters, memoirs, fiction, and films, historian Grayzel (Univ. of Mississippi) explains that the bombardment of noncombatants meant that the traditional symbols of innocence, women and children, could not be protected from danger, even at home. The state consequently became responsible for organizing and disseminating civil defense measures. This was a task that grew throughout the interwar years, since it was clear that survival in a future war would require intensive preparations to mold public morale and to educate citizens in safety measures and the use of such equipment as gas masks and Anderson shelters. Organization of training procedures to reach all sectors of the civilian population was a particular challenge. Grayzel's account of the trials in the development of gas masks for infants is a particularly riveting demonstration of the rigorous collaborative efforts required of a number of bodies, from the Committee of Imperial Defence to the Women's Institutes. By the time WW II began in 1939, the British expected total war. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. E. J. Jenkins Arkansas Tech University

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