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Humanity and Inhumanity in WW2


Forthcoming: Bloomsbury Press 2020


Sand Grains in Infinity: Humanity and Inhumanity in WW2 is an original approach to the study of the Second World War. It explores the human dimensions of World War 2 in all their complexity and diversity.

Combining narrative, stories, case-studies, and analysis, this work presents a picture of the war as seen through the lens of the people who fought and died, the people who survived, the people who waited, the people who tortured, the people who suffered, and the people who resisted. It draws from examples across the different theatres of conflict, from the battle-front, the home front, and the prison camp to provide a holistic account of the war.

A truly human account of the war, this book invites readers to understand the war as it was experienced by others, and so confronts the lingering ethnic and national stereotypes that continue to distort our perspective on this most important episode of recent history.

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Blog: As part of his research, Sandle also shares his thoughts on excerpts from letters written by German soldiers to their families from Stalingrad in his blog.

Dr. Mark Sandle

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