A COUNTRY AT WAR, 1939-1945; THE MOOD OF A NATION

A. Van Heerden

Abstract


“A Country at War" is the tenth release in the South Africans at War series which is published under the Ashanti label. The book is an account of the attitudes and conditions which characterised South Africa as a nation during the Second World War. A quick glance at the contents pages will reveal that the publication covers a wide variety of aspects concerning South Africa's involvement in the conflict. The book comes in a hardcover edition and is illustrated with plenty of photographs, many of which have not been used in previous publications, as well as reproductions of the posters that were printed by the Union Government for recruitment, security and other war effort purposes. The book is ordered in a chronological fashion and runs from 1938 through to the, end of the war in 1945. The writer, Jennifer Cryws-WiIIiams, is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. Cryws-Williams has written three previous books and is the editor of numerous other publications.


Keywords


Jennifer Crwys-Williams; South Africans at War series; Ashanti label; characterised South Africa as a nation during the Second World War; aspects concerning South Africa's involvement in the conflict

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/23-2-311

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