The Archaeology of the Second World War: Uncovering Britain's Wartime Heritage by Gabriel Moshenska (Hardback, 2013)
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- DescriptionThe Second World War transformed British society. Men, women and children inhabited the war in every area of their lives, from their clothing and food to schools, workplaces and wartime service. This transformation affected the landscapes, towns and cities as factories turned to war work, beaches were prepared as battlefields and agricultural land became airfields and army camps. Some of these changes were violent: houses were blasted into bombsites, burning aircraft tumbled out of the sky and the seas around Britain became a graveyard for sunken ships. Many physical signs of the war have survived - a vast array of sites and artefacts that archaeologists can explore - and Gabriel Moshenska's new book is an essential introduction to them. He shows how archaeology can bring the ruins, relics and historic sites of the war to life, especially when it is combined with interviews and archival research in order to build up a clear picture of Britain and its people during the conflict. His work provides for the first time a broad and inclusive overview of the main themes of Second World War archaeology and a guide to many of the different types of sites in Britain. It will open up the subject for readers who have a general interest in the war and it will be necessary reading and reference for those who are already fascinated by wartime archaeology - they will find something new and unexpected within the wide range of sites featured in the book.
- Author BiographyGabriel Moshenska received a PhD in the archaeology of the Second World War from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He conducts archaeological excavation and survey on First and Second World War sites in Greater London, as well as historical research on Civil Defence and the Home Front. His work has featured in television documentaries and a number of academic journals, books, newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for the magazine Military Times and he is the editor, with A. Myers, of Archaeologies of Internment and, with S. Dhanjal, of Community Archaeology.
- Author(s)Gabriel Moshenska
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication03/05/2013
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationBarnsley
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Content Note16 pages of colour plates
- Weight485 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine21 mm
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