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The taste of war : World War II and the battle for food / Lizzie Collingham.

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  • ISBN: 9781594203299
  • ISBN: 1594203296
  • Physical Description: xv, 634 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : facsimiles, maps, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2012]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction : war and food -- Fod--an engine of war. Germany's quest for empire ; Japan's quest for empire -- Battle for food. American boom ; Feeding Britain ; The battle of the Atlantic ; Mobilizing the British Empire ; Feeding Germany ; Germany exports hunger to the East ; Soviet collapse ; Japan's journey towards starvation ; China divided -- Politics of food. Japan--starving for the emperor ; The Soviet Union--fighting on empty ; Germany and Britain--two approaches to entitlement ; The British Empire--war as welfare ; The United States--out of depression and into abundance -- Aftermath. A hungry world ; A world of plenty -- A selective chronology of the Second World War.
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Food--in particular the lack of it--was central to the experience of World War II. Collingham establishes how control of food and its production is crucial to total war. How were the imperial ambitions of Germany and Japan--which sowed the seeds of war--shaped by a desire for self-sufficiency in food production? How was the outcome of the war affected by the decisions that the Allies and the Axis took over how to feed their troops? And how did the distinctive ideologies of the different combatant countries determine their attitudes towards those they had to feed? --From book jacket.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Food supply.
Food supply > History > 20th century.
Food security > History > 20th century.
Nutrition policy > History > 20th century.
Starvation > History > 20th century.
Food habits > History > 20th century.
War and society > History > 20th century.

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