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    DescriptionThis Soldier's pocketbook from 1944, and the tale of its creation, reveal a fascinating moment of history: a snapshot of prejudices, expectations, assumptions and fears. It was created in conditions of secrecy to prepare British and Allied soldiers for entering and occupying Germany - but at a time when victory was not guaranteed. What would they face? How would they be treated? How would they manage a population they were used to thinking of only as 'enemy combatants'? Part Practical guide, part everyman's history of the German people, part propoganda tool, it is an instantly absorbing window on an uncertain time. It shows how the Allied civilian and militery command wanted to condition the ordinary serviceman's thoughts about what he would encounter. Today's reader will find here opiniated comment and crude stereotype, but also subtle insights and humour - intentional and unintentional. The pocketbook says as much about the mindset of its British compilers as it does about the German people or about the Nazi regime that the soldiers would eventually topple.


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    Title
    Germany 1944
    Subtitle
    A British Soldier's Pocketbook
    Authors and contributors
    Created by National Archives, Foreword by Charles Wheeler, Introduction by Edward Hampshire
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 154 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903365915
    ISBN 10: 1903365910
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG
    DC22: 940.5400943
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    The National Archives
    Publication date
    31 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond
    Table of contents
    An illuminating introduction, drawing on the National Archives' unique original records, reveals the intelligence community's misgivings and disagreements about the content of the pocketbook as it went through its various stages.