The Long Road Home The Aftermath of the Second World War

by Ben Shephard

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The Long Road Home The Aftermath of the Second World War Synopsis

Haunted by memories, the Allies were determined that the end of the Second World War would not be followed by a similar disaster, and they began to lay plans long before victory was assured. Confronted by an entire continent starving and uprooted, Allied planners devised strategies to help all 'displaced persons', and repatriate the fifteen million people who had been deprived of their homes and in many cases forced to work for the Germans. But over a million Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians and Yugoslavs refused to go home.

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ISBN: 9780712600590
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780712600590
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Ben Shephard
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Social & cultural history, Second World War, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard read History at Oxford University. He was a Producer on the television series The World at War and The Nuclear Age and has made numerous historical and scientific documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. He is the author of the critically acclaimed A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914-1994 and After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen, 1945. He lives in Bristol.

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