Britain and the domestic impact of World War II

20th Century British History

by Dr Dan Todman. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

Social, Economic and Psychological Impact

In this podcast Dr Dan Todman of Queen Mary, University of London takes a chronological look at Britain's involvement in World War 2 and examines the domestic impact it had.

1. Introduction.
2. A war of four overlapping phases.
3. Phase 2 - the aerial urban war.
4. Military crisis - domestic mobilisation. The War Economy.
5. Phase 3 - Soviet, Imperial and Expert War. The War goes Global. The Beveridge Report.
6. Phase 4: Total War - Allied hopes and objectives in 1943.
7. Conclusions and moral questions.


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