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The Resource The great cat and dog massacre : the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy, Hilda Kean

The great cat and dog massacre : the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy, Hilda Kean

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The great cat and dog massacre : the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy
Title
The great cat and dog massacre
Title remainder
the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Hilda Kean
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1939, 400,000 cats and dogs were massacred in Britain, their corpses heaped up outside veterinarians offices. Fear of the imminent German blitz led the government to urge pet owners to spare their animal companions so that they would not suffer in the bombing raids. Hilda Keans gripping narrative of this little-known event includes tales of smuggling pets into bomb shelters, trading bits of cat food on the black market, and preemptively killing thousands of pets at the start of the war to save the food supplies in England
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ICU/DLC
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Kean, Hilda
Dewey number
940.53/421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4805.A3
LC item number
K43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animal lives
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  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Animals
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • NATURE
  • PETS
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Animal welfare
  • Animals
  • Food supply
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Great Britain
Label
The great cat and dog massacre : the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy, Hilda Kean
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing animals, historians, and the "people's war" -- Being a pet in the 1920s and 1930s: a chronicle of a massacre foretold? -- September 1939: no human panic. 400,000 animals killed in four days -- Disrupting previous stories: a phony war for whom? -- Building cross-species experience: eating and food in war -- Blurring the boundaries: who is going to ground? who is protecting whom? -- The growing strength of animal-human families and the wartime state -- Emotion, utility, morale on the home front: animal-human relationships -- Conclusion: change and continuity. Remembering and forgetting animals during the Second World War
Control code
ocn951778665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780226318325
Lccn
2016027115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226318325
  • (OCoLC)951778665
Label
The great cat and dog massacre : the real story of World War Two's unknown tragedy, Hilda Kean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing animals, historians, and the "people's war" -- Being a pet in the 1920s and 1930s: a chronicle of a massacre foretold? -- September 1939: no human panic. 400,000 animals killed in four days -- Disrupting previous stories: a phony war for whom? -- Building cross-species experience: eating and food in war -- Blurring the boundaries: who is going to ground? who is protecting whom? -- The growing strength of animal-human families and the wartime state -- Emotion, utility, morale on the home front: animal-human relationships -- Conclusion: change and continuity. Remembering and forgetting animals during the Second World War
Control code
ocn951778665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780226318325
Lccn
2016027115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226318325
  • (OCoLC)951778665

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