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On the Web: Articles

"Dresden Bombing is to be Regretted Enormously" (interview with British historian Frederick Taylor). Charles Hawley, Der Spiegel (2/11/05).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Bodnar, John. "'Saving Private Ryan' & postwar memory in America," American Historical Review 106,3 (6/01):805-17.

Eley, Geoff. "Finding the people's war: film, British collective memory, & World War II," American Historical Review 106,3 (6/01):818-38.

Head, Anthony. "The tragedy of Lidice," History Today (6/02):44.

Tinbergen, Caleb. "The rarely told story of WWII," LA Times (10/29/01). On intentional bombing of German civilian populations in low-income areas to create chaos & win war.

Youngblood, Denise J. "A war remembered: Soviet films of the Great Patriotic War," American Historical Review 106,3 (6/01):839-56.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Anderson, Bette. We Just Got On With It: British Women in World War II (Chippenham: Picton, 1994).

Anderson, C. LeRoy; Joanne R. Anderson & Yunosuke Ohkura (eds.) No Longer Silent: World-Wide Memories of the Children of World War II (Missoula MT: Pictorial Histories, 1995).

Astor, Gerald. A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (NY: Dell, 1993).

Beevor, Antony. The Fall of Berlin 1945 (NY: Penguin, 2003).

Bertin, Celia. Femmes sous l'Occupation (Paris: Stock, 1993).

Bertrand, Simone. Mille visages, un seul combat: les femmes dans la Resistance, temoignages (Paris: Editeurs Français Reunis, 1974).

Berube, Allan. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men & Women in World War II (NY: Plume, 1991).

Binney, Marcus. The Women Who Lived in Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During World War II (NY: William Morrow, 20020.

Blair, Clay. Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in World War II (Annapolis MD: Naval Academy, 2002).

Bousquet, Ben. West Indian Women at War: British Racism in World War II (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1991).

Bravo, Anna. Donne e uomini nelle guerre mondiali (Roma: Laterza, 1991).

__________. In guerra senza armi: storie di donne, 1940-1945 (Roma: Laterza, 1995).

Braybon, Gail & Penny Summerfield. Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars (NY: Pandora, 1987).

Corti, Eugenio. The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945 (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 2003)

Diamond, Hanna. Women & the Second World War in France, 1939-48: Choices & Constraints (NY: Pearson Education, 1999).

Doherty, Richard. Irish Men & Women in the Second World War (Dublin: Four Courts, 1999).

Erickson, John. “Barbarossa June 1941: who attacked whom?” History Today (7/01):11-

Finney, Patrick (ed.) The Origins of the Second World War (NY: Oxford, 1997).

Fishman, Sarah. We Will Wait: Wives of French Prisoners of War, 1940-1945 (New Haven: Yale, 1991).

Francos, Ania. Il etait des femmes dans la Resistance (Paris: Stock, 1978).

French, David. Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army & the War Against Germany 1919-1945 (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Fussell, Paul. Understanding & Behavior in the Second War (NY: Oxford, 1989).

Gannon, Michael. Black May: The Epic Story of the Allies' Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943 (NY: Dell, 1999).

Gies, Miep with Alison Leslie Gold. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987).

Gledhill, Christine & Gillian Swanson (eds.) Nationalising Femininity: Culture, Sexuality & British Cinema in the Second World War (NY: St. Martin's, 1996).

Gorrara, Claire. Women's Representations of the Occupation in Post-'68 France (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Gray, Affleck. Timber! Memories of Life in the Scottish Women's Timber Corps, 1942-1946 (East Linton: Tuckwell, 1998).

Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga. They Also Served: American Women in World War II (Seacaucus NJ: Carol, 1995).

Guidez, Guylaine. Femmes dans la guerre, 1939-1945 (Paris: Perrin, 1989).

Guilloux, Louis. OK, Joe (Trans. A. Kaplan; Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003). Translator's memoir from last weeks of war.

Hall, Anne. Land Girl: Her Story of Six Years in the Women's Land Army, 1940-1946 (Bradford on Avon: Ex Libris, 1993).

Hatfield, Ken. Heartland Heroes: Remembering World War II (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 2003). "War is about patriotism, about sacrifice/ about conquering fear. Yes most of all, war is about love (!)

Hill, Alexander. The War Behind the Eastern Front: Soviet Partisans in North-West Russia, 1941-1944 (NY: Routledge, 2005).

Hirshon, Stanley. General Patton (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).

Hoyt, Edwin P. The GI's War: The Story of American Soldiers in Europe in World War II (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1988).

Jolly, Margaretta (ed.) Dear Laughing Motorbyke: Letters from Women Welders of the Second World War (London: Scarlet, 1997).

Keil, Sally Van Wagenen. Those Wonderful Women in their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II (NY: Rawson, Wade, 1979).

Kopetzky, Helmut. Die andere Front: europaische Frauen in Krieg und Widerstand 1939 bis 1945 (Koln: Pahl-Rugenstein, 1983).

Krockow, Christian. Hour of the Women (NY: HarperCollins, 1991).

Lang, Caroline. Keep Smiling Through: Women in the Second World War (NY: Cambridge, 1989).

Laska, Vera (ed.) Women in the Resistance & in the Holocaust: The Voices of Eyewitnesses (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1983).

Latimer, Jon. Alamein (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).

Lynn, Vera with Robin Cross & Jenny de Gex. Unsung Heroines: The Women who Won the War (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990).

Meyer, Leisa D. Creating GI Jane: Sexuality & Power in the Women's Army Corps during World War II (NY: Columbia, 1996).

Minns, Raynes. Bombers & Mash: The Domestic Front, 1939-1945 (London: Virago, 1980).

Miller, Nathan. War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II (NY: Oxford, 1995).

Monahan, Evelyn M. & Rosemary Neidel Greenlee. And If I Perish: Frontline US Army Nurses in World War II (NY: Vintage, 2004).

Myles, Bruce. Night Witches: The Untold Story of Soviet Women in Combat (Novato CA: Presidio, 1981).

Nicholson, Mavis. What Did You Do in the War, Mummy?: Women in World War II (London: Chatto & Windus, 1995).

Norwalk, Rosemary. Dearest Ones: A True World War II Love Story (NY: J. Wiley, 1999).

Oriol-Maloire, Albert. Les femmes en guerre, 1939-1945: les oubliees de l'histoire (Amiens: Martelle, 1995).

Ottaway, Susan. Violette Szabo: "The Life that I Have..." (Annapolis MD: Naval Academy, 2002).

Owings, Allison. Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1993).

Palgi, Yoel. Into the Inferno: The Memoir of a Jewish Paratrooper Behind Nazi Lines (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers U., 2003).

Parker, A.C. The Second World War: A Short History (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Parker, Matthew. Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II (NY: Vintage, 2005).

Plain, Gill. Women's Fiction of the Second World War: Gender, Power & Resistance (NY: St. Martin's, 1996).

Pogue, Forrest C. Pogue's War: Diaries of a World War II Combat Historian (Lexington KY: U. Kentucky, 2002).

Pollard, Miranda. Reign of Virtue: Mobilizing Gender in Vichy France (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1998).

Rossiter, Margaret L. Women in the Resistance (NY: Praeger, 1986).

Rupp, Leila J. Mobilizing Women for War: German & American Propaganda, 1939-1945 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1978).

Saywell, Shelley. Women in War (NY: Viking, 1985).

Sheridan, Dorothy (ed.) Wartime Women: An Anthology of Women's Wartime Writing for Mass-Observation, 1937-1945 (London: Heinemann, 1990).

Sim, Kevin. Women at War: Five Heroines Who Defied the Nazis & Survived (NY: Morrow, 1982).

Soderbergh, Peter A. Women Marines: World War II Era (Westport CT: Praeger, 1992).

Sorel, Nancy Caldwell. The Women Who Wrote the War (NY: HarperCollins, 2000). Photojournalists Margaret Bourke-White & Lee Miller, writer Martha Gellhorn & many more.

Summerfield, Penny. Women Workers in the Second World War: Production & Patriarchy in Conflict (London: Croom Helm, 1984).

__________. Reconstructing Women's Wartime Lives: Discourse & Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Taylor, Eric. Women Who Went to War, 1938-1946 (London: R. Hale, 1988).

__________. Front-Line Nurse: British Nurses in World War II (London: R. Hale, 1997).

Taylor, Frederick. Dresden (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).

Taylor, Telford. The March of Conquest: The German Victories in Western Europe in 1940 ( NY: Simon & Schuster, 1958).

__________. The Breaking Wave: The Second World War in the Summer of 1940 (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1967).

__________. Munich: The Price of Peace (NY: Vintage, 1979).

Terkel, Studs. "The Good War": An Oral History of World War II (NY, 19??).

Torgovnik, Marianna. The War Complex: World War II in Our Time (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2005).

Townsend, Colin & Eileen Townsend (eds.) War Wives: A Second World War Anthology (London: Grafton, 1989).

Wagner, Lilya. Women War Correspondents of World War II (NY: Greenwood, 1989).

Waller, Jane. Women in Wartime: The Role of Women's Magazines, 19390-1945 (London: Macdonald Optima, 1987).

Webster, David Kenyon. Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day & the Fall of the Third Reich (NY: Delta, 2002).

Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).

Weinberg, Gerhard L. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (NY: Cambridge, 2005).

__________. Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (NY: Cambridge, 2005).

Weitz, Margaret Collins. Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to FreeFrance, 1940-1945 (NY: J. Wiley, 1995).

In the Library: Fiction

Burns, John Horne. The Gallery (NY, 1947). Gay American soldier discovers Mediterranean lifeways in Naples in 1944.

Castellani, Christopher. A Kiss from Maddalena (NY: Algonquin, 2003).

Guilloux, Louis. OK, Joe [1976] (trans. Alice Kaplan; Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).

Hartley, Jenny (ed.) Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War (London: Virago, 1994).

____________. Millions Like Us: British Women's Fiction of the Second World War (London: Virago, 1997).

Japrisot, Sébastien. Women in Evidence [1986] (trans. Ros Schwartz; NY: Plume, 2000).

Kosinski, Jerzy N. The Painted Bird [1965] (2nd ed.; NY: Grove, 1995).

Lassner, Phyllis. British Women Writers of World War II: Battlegrounds of their Own (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Mailer, Norman. The Naked & the Dead [1948] (NY: Henry Holt, 1998).

Schneider, Karen. Loving Arms: British Women Writing the Second World War (Lexington KY: U. Kentucky, 1997).

Shreve, Anita. Resistance (Boston: Little, Brown, 1995).

Steinbeck, John. The Moon is Down (NY: Viking, 1942).

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-five; or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death [1969] (NY: Delacorte, 1994).

Wharton, William. A Midnight Clear (NY: Knopf, 1982).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Reitan, Earl A. I Was a Teenage Rifeman in World War II (?: IUniverse, 2005).

In the Library: Poetry

Byles, Joan Montgomery. War, Women & Poetry, 1914-1945: British & German Writers & Activists (Newark DE: U. Delaware, 1995).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Cassin-Scott, Jack & Angus McBride. Women at War, 1939-45 (London: Osprey, 1980).

Film & Video

"Europa, Europa" [1991], dir. Agnieszka Holland, 115m. In video stores. German-Jewish boy survives by being drafted into Nazi army.

"Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg" [1990], dir. Kjell Grede, 115m. From First Run Features. Raoul Wallenberg & rescue of 60,000 Hungarian Jews in 1944.

"The Immortal Batallion" [1944], dir. Carol Reed, 91m.

"Is Paris Burning?" [1966], dir. René Clement, 173m. Pseudo-documentary of last days of Nazi occupation of Paris.

"A Midnight Clear" [1992], dir. Keith Gordon, 107m. In video stores. US troops share peaceful moment with Germans willing to surrender, before both sides are driven back to fighting.

"Patton" [1970], dir. Franklin Schaffner, 169m. Stirring critical biographic view of maverick American general.

"Saving Private Ryan" [1998], dir. Steven Spielberg, 170m. In video stores. D-Day invasion of Normandy & subsequent war against retreating Nazi army.

"Slaughterhouse Five" [1996], dir. George Roy Hill, 107m. In video stores. Pilgrim, surviver of firebombing of Dresden, lives simultaneously in his past as POW, present as suburban optometrist, & future as zoo inmate.

"The Sorrow & the Pity" [1971], dir. Marcel Ophuls, 260m. Magnificent documentary on resistance & collaboration during Nazi occupation of France. In video stores.

"The Train" [1965], dir. John Frankenheimer, 133m.

"The Two-Headed Spy" [1958], dir. André de Toth, 93m.

"Twelve O'Clock High" [1949], dir. Henry King, 132m.

"Two Women" [1961], dir. Vittorio di Sica, 99m.

"Watch on the Rhine" [1943], dir. Herman Shumlin, 114m.

"We Dive at Dawn" [1943], dir. Anthony Asquith, 98m.



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