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The Great Cat and Dog Massacre - The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy (Paperback) Loot Price: R297
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The Great Cat and Dog Massacre - The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy (Paperback): Hilda Kean

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The Great Cat and Dog Massacre - The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy (Paperback)

Hilda Kean

Series: Animal Lives

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The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life-and death-of Britain's wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside-and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean's narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive-a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a "good war" fought by a nation of "good" people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean's account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage-forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Animal Lives
Release date: February 2018
Authors: Hilda Kean
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-57394-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Humanities > History > World history
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Cats
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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LSN: 0-226-57394-X
Barcode: 9780226573946

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