Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945

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University Press of Kentucky, 26 août 1999 - 252 pages

" Under the Bombs tells the story of the civilian population of German cities devastated by Allied bombing in World War II. These people went to work, tried to keep a home (though in many cases it was just a pile of rubble where a house once stood), and attempted to live life as normally as possible amid the chaos of war. Earl Beck also looks at the food and fuel rationing the German people endured and the problems of trying to make a public complaint while living in a totalitarian state.

 

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Under the bombs: the German home front, 1942-1945

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Beck's latest and considerable volume is an easily accessible "impressionistic description'' of life in Germany under Allied aerial bombardment. Beck mines the reports of the Nazi Security Service (SD ... Consulter l'avis complet

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1 The End of Optimism
1
2 The Last Somewhat Merry Christmas
18
3 Stalingrad and AllOut Warfare
33
4 Bombing Achieves Holocaust
57
5 A Joyless Victory
83
6 Life Goes On
106
7 The Bombs Still Fall
129
8 Germanys Darkest Winter
151
9 The End Comes With Death and Terror
172
Forty Years Later In Retrospect
198
Notes
201
Bibliography
231
Index
241
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