Books & Magazines January, 26 2010

Demobbed: Coming Home After World War Two

What happened when millions of British servicemen were “demobbed”—demobilized—after World War II?

Alan Allport, postdoctoral lecture at Princeton University, answers the question in his new book, DemobbedDemobbed: Coming Home After World War Two . His story follows the dark side of reintroduction to civilian life. Wrought with anxiety and fear – on both sides of the tale – the integration to family and working life is often lost in study of the great war. Allport draws from personal letters, newspapers, film and more to build a compelling narrative. A worthwhile read for all war buffs and students of 20th-century history.

From Yale University Press.

Available now from AmazonDemobbed: Coming Home After World War Two .