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Demobbed: Coming Home After World War Two (edition 2010)

by Alan Allport (Author)

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Title:Demobbed: Coming Home After World War Two
Authors:Alan Allport (Author)
Info:Yale University Press (2010), Edition: Reprint, 280 pages
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This work is the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicement returned home. Allport draws on their personal letters and diaries, on newspapers, reports, novels and films to illuminate the darker side of the homecoming experience for ex-servicemen, their families and society at large.
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What happened when millions of British servicemen were “demobbed”—demobilized—after World War II? Most had been absent for years, and the joy of arrival was often clouded with ambivalence, regrets, and fears. Returning soldiers faced both practical and psychological problems, from reasserting their place in the family home to rejoining a much-altered labor force. Civilians worried that their homecoming heroes had been barbarized by their experiences and would bring crime and violence back from the battlefield. Drawing on personal letters and diaries, newspapers, reports, novels, and films, Alan Allport illuminates the darker side of the homecoming experience for ex-servicemen, their families, and society at large—a gripping story that’s in danger of being lost to national memory.

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This work is the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicement returned home. Allport draws on their personal letters and diaries, on newspapers, reports, novels and films to illuminate the darker side of the homecoming experience for ex-servicemen, their families and society at large.… (more)

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