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Facing the Second World WarStrategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940$
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Talbot C. Imlay

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261222

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Facing the Second World War


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to examine how well nations and societies meet the test of war. Specifically, the book considers the cases of France and Britain before and during the Second World War. It examines three dimensions vital to understanding how France and Britain met the test of war: the strategic, domestic-political, and political-economic. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Britain, France, Second World War

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