Terry Charman is the Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum, where he has worked
since 1974. He is a frequent lecturer on the First and Second World Wars and has
contributed to magazines and journals on a range of subjects. He has also worked as a
consultant for a wide range of publications and has appeared on and been associated with
numerous documentaries, television and radio programmes and films, including Foyle's
War and Schindler's List. He is the author of The German Home Front 1939-1945.
A day by day, blow by blow account of the outbreak of World War Two. The way the book is set out with short paragraphs recording events as they took place across the world day by day, the feeling of tension and unease builds and builds. Illustrated throughout with photographs this is a fascinating document of the events of 1939. The book’s publication coincides with an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum recording this incredible year.
Your country Needs You! was the poster slogan that shouted out to many during the First World War. And indeed, it did. As men of all ages joined the Forces and left their homes and jobs, so those left behind were forced to step up and take their place. Food shortages, rationing, the First Blitz and the appearance of women in the workplace all became familar. Drawing on the archives of the Imperial War Museum, author Terry Charman presents a lively portrait of life on the Home Front in the First World War. Filled with absorbing first-hand accounts taken from diaries, letters and newspaper reports, the changing life in Britain between 1914 and 1918 is revealed in vivid and immensely personal detail by the people who actually lived through it. From the draconian effects of DORA (Defence of the Realm Act) to the threat of Zeppelin raids, to government propaganda and the power of the press, The First World War on the Home Front recalls how the people of Britain not only faced up to the threats to their country but also prepared for the fact that life in Britain would never be the same.
11:15 am, 3 September 1939. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain confirms the nation's fears by announcing that Britain is at war with Germany. Outbreak is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of the Second World War. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book features the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to war, Outbreak is a gripping record of an extraordinary year in British history.
A history of how Hitler transformed the Nazi party from a small right-wing political movement into the formidable regime that dominated Germany from 1933 until 1945. The author also illuminates other personalities such as Dr Goebbels and Goering.