Ashley Jackson,Yasmin Khan,Gajendra Singh's An Imperial World at War: The British Empire, 1939–45 PDF

By Ashley Jackson,Yasmin Khan,Gajendra Singh

ISBN-10: 0815366868

ISBN-13: 9780815366867

ISBN-10: 1472462106

ISBN-13: 9781472462107

At the beginning of the second one international battle, Britain used to be on the top of its imperial energy, and it's no shock that it drew upon the worldwide assets of the Empire as soon as struggle were declared. while this foreign element of Britain’s battle attempt has been well-studied on the subject of the army contribution of person dominions and colonies, rather little has been written concerning the Empire as an entire. As such, An Imperial international at struggle makes a huge contribution to the historiography in terms of the British Empire and its wartime event. It argues that the conflict should be seen in imperial phrases, that the position of forces drawn from the Empire is poorly understood and that the war's impact on colonial societies is only grasped in any respect in traditional debts. via a sequence of case stories, the amount demonstrates the basic position performed by means of the Empire in Britain’s battle attempt and highlights many of the results for either Britain and its imperial territories.Themes include the recruitment and usage of army formations drawn from imperial territories, the adventure of British forces stationed out of the country, using strategic bases situated within the colonies, British coverage within the center East and the problem posed by means of becoming American energy, the career of enemy colonies and the enemy profession of British colonies, colonial civil defence measures, monetary aid for the battle attempt provided by way of the Empire, and the commemoration of the warfare. The Afterword anticipates a brand new, decentred historical past of the conflict that competently recognizes the function and significance of individuals and locations through the colonial and semi-colonial world.’


This quantity emanates from a convention equipped as a part of the ‘Home Fronts of the Empire – Commonwealth’ undertaking. The undertaking used to be generously funded by way of the humanities and arts study Council and led by way of Yasmin Khan and Ashley Jackson with Gajendra Singh as Postdoctoral learn Assistant.

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Before everything of the second one international battle, Britain used to be on the top of its imperial strength, and it's no shock that it drew upon the worldwide assets of the Empire as soon as struggle have been declared. when this overseas point of Britain’s conflict attempt has been well-studied with regards to the army contribution of person dominions and colonies, really little has been written concerning the Empire as a complete.

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