The Korean War in Britain : Citizenship, Selfhood and Forgetting Hardback
Part of the Cultural History of Modern War series
The Korean War in Britain explores the social and cultural impact of the Korean War (1950-53) on Britain.
Coming just five years after the ravages of the Second World War, Korea was a deeply unsettling moment in post-war British history.
From allegations about American use of 'germ' warfare to anxiety over Communist use of 'brainwashing' and treachery at home, the Korean War precipitated a series of short-lived panics in 1950s Britain.
But by the time of its uneasy ceasefire in 1953, the war was becoming increasingly forgotten.
Using Mass Observation surveys, letters, diaries and a wide range of under-explored contemporary material, this book charts the war's changing position in British popular imagination and asks how it became known as the 'Forgotten War'.
It explores the war in a variety of viewpoints - conscript, POW, protester and veteran - and is essential reading for anyone interested in Britain's Cold War past. -- .
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- Pages:216 pages, 5 black & white illustrations
- Publisher:Manchester University Press
- Publication Date:02/05/2018
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