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War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Barbara Hately-Broad


During the Second World War, some 250,000 British servicemen were taken captive either by the Axis powers or the Japanese, as a result of which their wives and families became completely dependent on the military and civil authorities for news of their loved ones and for financial and material support. This book outlines the nature of their plight, and shows how they attempted to overcome the particular difficulties they faced during and in the immediate aftermath of hostilities. It opens up a whole new area of analysis and examines the experiences of the millions of service dependents created ... More

Keywords: Second World War, British servicemen, service dependents, British governments, total war, misinformation, British Home Front, welfare provision, conflict, Axis powers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078545
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Hately-Broad, author