Don't Mention the War
The British and the Germans Since 1890
By (author) John Ramsden
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Don't Mention the War by John Ramsden
Book DescriptionThe Times decided in 1891 that 'Germany does not excite in any class among us the slightest feeling of distrust or antipathy' - the zenith of a century in which Britons admired German culture and our monarchy was closely involved with Germany royalty. Yet twenty-five years later began the era of world wars in which Britain and Germany were twice pitted against each other. After 1945, it seemed that Britain would learn to co-exist on happier terms with newly democratic Germany, yet persistent memories of 1940 have slowed that process, hesitations reinforced by the showing of war films on television, chants on the terraces, and populist tabloid gibes. John Ramsden's groundbreaking book looks at every aspect of Anglo-German relations for the last 100 years: from the wars themselves to how they have been seen by the tabloids as re-enacted in subsequent football matches. And he askes 'What is the British problem with Germany?' As Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin once said 'I tries 'ard, but I 'ates 'em'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349115399
(197mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Ramsden
Don't Mention the War, Hardback (May 2006)
An enormously entertaining, informative and readable book about the rivalries between Britain and Germany over the last 100 years
Man of the Century, Paperback (September 2003)
Original and revelatory portrait of Churchill post Second World War which examines the development of his fame and his posthumous reputation from one of Britain's leading political writers
'Dam Busters', Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by John Ramsden
This text combines film analysis and political history to discuss the "The Dam Busters", a film which is both a British institution and a fine war film. Ramsden offers an all-round review of the film and its place in British and cinematic history, aimed at historians and film enthusiasts alike.
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Author Biography - John Ramsden
John Ramsden is Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.
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