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Democracy in a drum: Social relations on American submarines during the Second World War

Sturma, M. (2005) Democracy in a drum: Social relations on American submarines during the Second World War. War & Society, 24 (2). pp. 23-33.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/072924705791602081
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Abstract

Describing life on a us submarine war patrol, one veteran submariner enlists the reader to, 'imagine yourself crammed inside a cold, clammy, inescapable steel cylinder with eighty-five smelly souls for a period of thirty-to-sixty days'. l For most people it is not an inviting image, and yet submarine service during the Second World War evokes a certain glamour. As a fighting unit submarine crews were seen as in some ways unique...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Copyright: © 2005 The University of New South Wales
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19416
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