Britain's War Machine by David EdgertonBritain's War Machine by David Edgerton

Britain's War Machine

byDavid Edgerton

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of a global production system. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat by less well equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Britain's War Machine, by putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, demolishes some of the most cherished myths about wartime Britain and gives us a very different and often unsettling picture of a great power in action
David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Modern British History at King's College London. He is the author of a sequence of ground-breaking books in 20th century British history: Science, Technology and the British Industrial 'Decline', 1870-1970; Warfare State: Britain, 1920-19...
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Title:Britain's War MachineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.85 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141026103

ISBN - 13:9780141026107

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