Studies in Military and Strategic History

The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War

Authors: Johnston-White, Iain. E

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  • Provides a comprehensive study of the British Commonwealth in the Second World War.
  • Analyses the financing and training of the Commonwealth troops during the war.
  •  Reflects how the cooperation was based on mutual self-interest throughout the conflict.
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This book is the first comprehensive study of the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. Britain and its Dominions, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, formed the most durable, cooperative and interchangeable alliance of the war. Iain E. Johnston-White looks in depth at how the Commonwealth war effort was financed, the training of airmen for the air war, the problems of seaborne supply and the battles fought in North Africa. Fully one third of the ‘British’ effort originated in the Dominions, a contribution that was only possible through the symbiotic relationship that Britain maintained with its former settler-colonies. This cooperation was based upon a mutual self-interest that was largely maintained throughout the war. In this book, Johnston-White offers a fundamental reorientation in our understanding of British grand strategy in the Second World War.

About the authors

Iain E. Johnston-White is a Lecturer in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He has previously held positions at Sciences Po, Paris and the Houses of Parliament.

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“Reading The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War would be more beneficial to those who are studying the decline of the British Empire than to those who want to learn about the Second World War. The strengths of the work lay in its insights into the relationships between the UK and the Dominions.” (Brad, Canadian Military History, Vol. 28 (1), 2019)

 


“This is the most important work on the empire at war for a generation.” (Carl Bridge, King’s College London, UK)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Military and Strategic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58917-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58917-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58916-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95859-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 319
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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