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United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis Jul 2015

United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis

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Cultural attacks, especially attacks on books, have been common place during conflict throughout history (Stubbings, 1993). Libraries in particular have been targeted since books and libraries are symbols of cultures (Valencia, 2002). Nazi Germany was not an exception to attacks on culture before and during World War II (Figure 1). A total war had begun under the Nazis which meant that no area of society was exempt from attack (Valencia, 2002).