Britain's War, Volume 2 by Daniel Todman audiobook

Britain's War, Volume 2: A New World, 1942-1947

By Daniel Todman
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Part two of Daniel Todman's epic history of the Second World War opens with one of the greatest disasters in British military history - the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Unlike the aftermath of Dunkirk, there was no redeeming narrative available here - Britain had been defeated by a far smaller Japanese force in her grandly proclaimed, invincible Asian 'fortress'. The unique skill of Daniel Todman's history lies in its never losing sight of the interconnectedness of the British experience. The agony of Singapore, for example, is seen through the eyes of its inhabitants, of its defenders, of Churchill's cabinet, and of ordinary people at home. Each stage of the war, from the nadir of early 1942 to the great series of victories in 1944-5, and on to Indian independence, is described both as it was understood at the time and in the light of the very latest historical research. Britain's War is a triumph of narrative, empathy and research, as gripping in its handling of individual witnesses to the war - those doomed to struggle with bombing, rationing, exhausting work and above all the absence of millions of family members - as of the gigantic military, social, technological and economic forces that swept the conflict along. It is the definitive account of a drama which reshaped our country.

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Part two of Daniel Todman's epic history of the Second World War opens with one of the greatest disasters in British military history - the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Unlike the aftermath of Dunkirk, there was no redeeming narrative available here - Britain had been defeated by a far smaller Japanese force in her grandly proclaimed, invincible Asian 'fortress'.

The unique skill of Daniel Todman's history lies in its never losing sight of the interconnectedness of the British experience. The agony of Singapore, for example, is seen through the eyes of its inhabitants, of its defenders, of Churchill's cabinet, and of ordinary people at home. Each stage of the war, from the nadir of early 1942 to the great series of victories in 1944-5, and on to Indian independence, is described both as it was understood at the time and in the light of the very latest historical research.

Britain's War is a triumph of narrative, empathy and research, as gripping in its handling of individual witnesses to the war - those doomed to struggle with bombing, rationing, exhausting work and above all the absence of millions of family members - as of the gigantic military, social, technological and economic forces that swept the conflict along. It is the definitive account of a drama which reshaped our country.

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Editorial Reviews

"Britain’s War is a sharply focused account of the transition of government and people from peacetime routines to the practices of total war…The book brings us up to date with accuracy and precision across a multitude of fields.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

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Author Bio: Daniel Todman

Author Bio: Daniel Todman

Daniel Todman is senior lecturer in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of the two-volume history Britain’s War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 and Britain’s War: A New World, 1942-1947, as well as The Great War: Myth and Memory. He is also co-editor of Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke’s War Diaries, 1939-1945.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 49.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English