People’s War/Total War: Problems and Possibilities in the History of Britain’s Second World War
Updated: Jan 8, 2019
Editorial Note: On 14-15 June 2018, the Second World War Research Group held its annual conference on the theme of ‘The Peoples’ Wars? - The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective.’ Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a series of short articles by some of the conference’s as well as recordings of panels and the keynote speakers.
In this second post, we present a recording of Dr Daniel Todman’s keynote on the subject of ‘People’s War/Total War: Problems and Possibilities in the History of Britain’s Second World War.’
Dr Dan Todman is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge, he moved to Queen Mary in 2003 after teaching at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He works on the social, military and cultural history of Britain in both world wars, with a particular interest in the intersection between home and fighting fronts and the remembrance of conflict. His most recent publication is the first volume of a significant new history of Britain in the Second World War, Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 (2016). The second volume Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947 will appear in 2019.