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Home front heroism

Civilians and conflict in Second World War London

By Ellena Matthews

Home front heroism
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  • ISBN: 9781526162120
  • Publish Date: Jun 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526162113
  • Publish Date: Jun 2024
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    Home front heroism investigates how civilians were recognised and celebrated as heroic during the Second World War. Through a focus on London, this book explores how heroism was manufactured as civilians adopted roles in production, protection and defence, through the use of uniforms and medals, and through the way that civilians were injured and killed.

    This book makes a novel contribution to the study of heroism by exploring the spatial, material, corporeal and ritualistic dimensions of heroic representations. By tracing the different ways that home front heroism was cultivated on a national, local and personal level, this study promotes new ways of thinking about the meaning and value of heroism during periods of conflict. It will appeal to anyone interested in the social and cultural history of Second World War as well as the sociology and psychology of heroism.

    Contents

    Introduction

    1 Production: factories, wartime productivity and workplace heroism
    2 Danger: protection, defence and care in the metropolis
    3 Uniforms: clothing, uniformity and collective heroism
    4 Medals: objects of recognition, materiality and heroism
    5 Wounding: aerial bombardment and the civilian war wounded
    6 Death: the civilian war dead and shared sacrifice

    Conclusion

    Author

    Ellena Matthews is a historian and civil servant

    Home front heroism

    By Ellena Matthews

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