The Political Quarterly

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Edited By: Ben Jackson and Deborah Mabbett

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Virtual Issue - PQ at War 1939-1945


London by Moonlight 1940, © IWM (D 717)In this virtual issue, we felt it fitting to follow on from our first collection ’Reading the Thirties: The Rise of Fascism and Totalitarianism’, by republishing several articles from the period 1939 to 1945, ensuring that this valuable resource might be freely available to anyone who is interested in politics, history and social change.

As you might imagine, the PQ archive has many, many fascinating and poignant articles and choosing just a handful for this collection was not easy. We are pleased we have been able to include articles written by Kingsley Martin, Leonard Woolf, William Robson, Barbara Wootton, Barbara Ward, Harold Laski, GDH Cole , RHS Crossman, John Parker, DN Pritt, Tom Harrisson, DW Brogan, A Creech Jones and ‘Politicus’, touching on themes such as how the war was to be paid for; the colonies during the war; what was to happen to Germany after the war; the situation of women; France; the Italian and German Alliance; and the Ministry of Information.

We do hope you find this collection interesting and useful and that you will enjoy reading these frank and insightful articles from this era.

Labour and the War by ‘Politicus’

The Ministry of Information
Kingsley Martin

Evacuation, Town Planning and the War
William A Robson

Who Shall Pay for the War
Barbara Wootton

Utopia and Reality
Leonard Woolf

Italy and the German Alliance
Barbara Ward

The Colonies in the War
A Creech Jones

What Happened to France
D W Brogan

Some Reflections of Government in Wartime
Harold J Laski

Appeals to Women
Tom Harrisson

The Re-education of Germany
Kingsley Martin

The Trial of War Criminals
D N Pritt

Soviet Policy on the Peace Settlement
John Parker

From War to Peace in Industry
GDH Cole

Britain and Western Europe
R H S Crossman

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