A People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire by Donny Gluckstein

A People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire

byDonny Gluckstein

Kobo ebook | June 14, 2012

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This history reclaims the Second World War as a global fight 'from below'. The vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the regular armies of the allied powers, however, the often-neglected people's militias were crucial not only to the defeat of fascism, but also colonialism, imperialism and even capitalism.*BR**BR*Looking at militias in Yugoslavia, Greece, Poland and Latvia, as well as the Warsaw Uprising and anti-fascist movements in Germany, it presents a different battle, fought on different terms. Widening its scope to India – where an independence movement was shaking an already weak British Empire, and onto alternative anti-imperialist struggles in Indonesia and Vietnam, a global picture of people’s resistance is revealed.*BR**BR*Despite these radical elements, the allied governments were more interested in creating a new order to suit their interests, and many of these movements were ultimately betrayed. However, many shook the existing world order to its core.

Title:A People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus EmpireFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 14, 2012Publisher:Pluto PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849647208

ISBN - 13:9781849647205

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