'Attributes of a Victory' - Britain at War 1939 - 1941 - Book List

Recommended

Calder, A. The People's War: Britain 1939 - 1945
London: Pimlico, 1992
(You only need to read chapters 1 - 5 for this course, but I suspect that, like me, you won't be able to put this book down once you've started it!)

Roberts, A. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War
London: Penguin, 2010. (Part 1)

Background Reading

Buckton, H. Retreat: Dunkirk and the Evacuation of Western Europe
Stroud: Amberley, 2017

Connelly, M. We Can Take It!: Britain and the Memory of the Second World War
Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2004

Gardner, J. The Blitz. The British Under Attack
London: HarperPress, 2010

Hastings, M. Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940 - 45
London: HarperPress, 2009
(Chapters 1 - 7)

Jackson, J. The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003

Kershaw, I. 'London. Spring 1940: Great Britain Decides to Fight On'. Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World 1940 -1941
London: Allen Lane, 2007

Kiszely, J. Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Korda, M. Alone! Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk - Defeat into Victory
New York: Liveright, 2017

Overy, R. The Battle of Britain
London: Penguin Books, 2004

Sebag-Montefiore, H. Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man
London: Penguin, 2007

Stansky, P. The First Day of the Blitz
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007

Andrew Lacey
February 2018

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