View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Studies in Second World War History


About the Series

The Second World War remains today the most seismic political event of the past hundred years, an unimaginable unpheaval that impacted upon every country on earth and is fully ingrained in the consciousness of the world's citizens. Traditional narratives of the conflict are entrenched to such a degree that new research takes on an ever important role in helping us make sense of World War II. Aiming to bring to light the results of new archival research and exploring notions of memory, propaganda, genocide, empire and culture, Routledge Studies in Second World War History sheds new light on the causes, events and legacy of global war.

8 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
Food in Wartime Britain: Testimonies from the Kitchen Front (1939–1945)

Food in Wartime Britain: Testimonies from the Kitchen Front (1939–1945)

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Natacha Chevalier
April 27, 2020

Based on deep analysis of Mass Observation wartime diaries, Food in Wartime Britain explores the food experience of the British middle-classes from their own words throughout the course of the Second World War. It reveals that while the food practices of the population were modified by rationing...

The Construction of a National Socialist Europe during the Second World War: How the New Order Took Shape

The Construction of a National Socialist Europe during the Second World War: How the New Order Took Shape

1st Edition

Raimund Bauer
October 17, 2019

Throughout the Second World War, the term ‘Europe’ featured prominently in National Socialist rhetoric. This book reconstructs what Europe stood for in National Socialist Germany, analyses how the interplay of its defining elements changed dependent on the war, and shows that the new European order...

Intellectual Collaboration with the Third Reich: Treason or Reason?

Intellectual Collaboration with the Third Reich: Treason or Reason?

1st Edition

Maria Björkman, Patrik Lundell, Sven Widmalm
May 21, 2019

The book investigates the rather neglected "intellectual" collaboration between National Socialist Germany and other countries, including views on knowledge and politics among "pro-German" intellectuals, using a comparative approach. These moves were shaped by the Nazi system, which viewed...

German-occupied Europe in the Second World War

German-occupied Europe in the Second World War

1st Edition

Raffael Scheck, Fabien Théofilakis, Julia Torrie
February 28, 2019

Inspired by recent works on Nazi empire, this book provides a framework to guide occupation research with a broad comparative angle focusing on human interactions. Overcoming national compartmentalization, it examines Nazi occupations with attention to relations between occupiers and local...

British Exploitation of German Science and Technology, 1943-1949

British Exploitation of German Science and Technology, 1943-1949

1st Edition

Charlie Hall
February 05, 2019

At the end of the Second World War, Germany lay at the mercy of its occupiers, all of whom launched programmes of scientific and technological exploitation. Each occupying nation sought to bolster their own armouries and industries with the spoils of war, and Britain was no exception. Shrouded in...

Unknown Conflicts of the Second World War: Forgotten Fronts

Unknown Conflicts of the Second World War: Forgotten Fronts

1st Edition

Chris Murray
January 23, 2019

Unknown Conflicts of the Second World War: Forgotten Fronts is a collection of chapters dealing with various overlooked aspects of the Second World War. The aim is to give greater depth and context to the war by introducing new stories about regions of the world and elements of the war rarely...

A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler: Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945

A New Nationalist Europe Under Hitler: Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945

1st Edition

Johannes Dafinger, Dieter Pohl
August 06, 2018

Nazis, fascists and völkisch conservatives in different European countries not only cooperated internationally in the fields of culture, science, economy, and persecution of Jews, but also developed ideas for a racist and ethno-nationalist Europe under Hitler. The present volume attempts to combine...

The Swedish Jews and the Holocaust

The Swedish Jews and the Holocaust

1st Edition

Pontus Rudberg
September 20, 2017

"We will be judged in our own time and in the future by measuring the aid that we, inhabitants of a free and fortunate country, gave to our brethren in this time of greatest disaster." This declaration, made shortly after the pogroms of November 1938 by the Jewish communities in Sweden, was truer...

AJAX loader