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Bandaging The Blitz

Author : Phyll Macdonald Ross
ISBN : 9780751559927
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An incredible true coming-of-age story In 1938, eighteen-year-old Phyllis Ellsworth packs her bags, says goodbye to her anxious parents and sets off from her quiet seaside home for the Hackney Hospital in London's bustling East End, where she is to fulfill her dream to train as a nurse. At first, it is a whirlwind of long days, hard work, new friends and plenty of mischief, but just ten months later Britain declares war on Germany and life at the hospital is transformed. Phyll's days become an endless cycle of air-raid sirens, injured servicemen and anxiously waiting for news of loved ones. And when she falls in love with a handsome young solider, Alistair, Phyll's work provides the only distraction from worrying about his safety. Bandaging the Blitz is a true story of coming-of-age in terrible times, of the blossoming of first romance into a life-long love affair, and of a young woman whose eagerness to do good in the world brought her suddenly face-to-face with death and drama in all its many guises.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rose In The Blitz

Author : Rebecca Stevens
ISBN : 9781910655559
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It's the night before Rose's mum re-marries. Rose can't sleep for worrying and nor can her muddled Great-Aunt Cosy, her namesake. Rose sees the old lady leaving the house and runs after her to the London underground. Their empty train stops in 1940, in a war-torn London broken by the Blitz. Here, Rose witnesses great romance and impending sacrifice. Tragedy will surely follow - unless she can change what happens next ...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Blitz Kids

Author : Sean Longden
ISBN : 9781849018272
Genre : History
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From the dangers of London streets during the Blitz to working on the high seas in the Merchant Navy during the Atlantic Convoy, children were on the frontline of battle during the Second World War. In Sean Longden's gripping retelling of the conflict, he explores how the war impacted upon a whole generation who lost their innocence at home and abroad, on the battlefield and the home front. Through extensive interviews and research, Longden uncovers previously untold stories of heroism and courage: the eleven year old boy who was sunk on the SS Benares and left in frozen water for two days; the teenage Girl Guide awarded the George Medal for bravery; the merchant seaman sunk three times by the age of seventeen; the fourteen year old who signed up for the army three times before finally seeing action in the Normandy campaign; the fourteen year old 'Boy Buglers' of the Royal Marines on active service onboard battleships; as well as the harrowing experiences of the boy who was survived the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster; the horrors of being a child captive in the German PoW camps. Blitz Kids will change forever the way one sees the relationship between the Second World War and the generation - our grandparents and great grandparents- who bravely faced the challenge of Nazism. Allowing them to tell their stories in their own words, Sean Longden brings both the horrors and the humour of young lives lived in troubled times. The book includes stories of: The seventeen year old boy who signed up 4 times before he made it onto the beaches at Normandy. The Girl Guide who saved a family during the blitz. The teenage merchant seaman who was sunk three times. What it was like to be a teenage POW after the disasters of Dunkirk. Praise for Sean Longden: "A rising name in military history ... able to uncover the missing stories of the Second World War." The Guardian 'A tenacious sleuth of Second World War secrets.' Andrew Roberts. 'At times you have to stop and remind yourself that you're reading history and not an 007 thriller." The Soldier. 'First class history from a first class historian' Military Illustrated. 'Fascinating'. Financial Times.
Category: History

Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle For Britain

Author : Joshua Levine
ISBN : 9781409034087
Genre : History
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Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them. From July to October, they watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the result would decide their fate. Over the next nine months, the Blitz killed more than 43,000 civilians. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle which united the country against a hated enemy. We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. With first-hand testimonies from those involved in Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Black Saturday on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, to its climax on the 10th May 1941, this is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history.
Category: History

The Blitz Kids

Author : Paul Douglas
ISBN : 145359938X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is the `amazing` story of a brother and sister`s adventure, which begins in war torn London in 1940. A piece of paper with symbols on it, accidentally comes into Jo and Geordie Cameron`s possession! Could it be a Secret Code? Jo and Geordie are kidnapped and the lad is tortured by the `Ferret`. They escape from their prison and get help from gang members Alan, Eddy and Pete. After a roller coaster ride they find their home bombed and their mother missing. Their father, a Captain in the Royal Marines, sends them to their Uncle in Scotland while he is called to the War Office. At King`s Cross Gang Leader Gary gives Geordie Long Distance Lizzie to look after and Jo acts on impulse! Disaster strikes when a bomb explodes on the train and the Flying Scotsman is dive-bombed by a `Stuka` at the Forth Bridge! When they reach Dundee someone is watching! In Carlogie they meet `Bonnie` the mare and later renew their friendship with `Spot Oor Dog`. There is a GREAT RAT HUNT and Spot gets badly bitten! The next day they get a cable from their father but German Commandos invade the farm! The kids get unexpected help before making their escape on a motorbike! They are taken to an Airfield and fly south in a Lysander! Two more narrow escapes later they reach London to find the Blitz Kids Gang have been warned! An Almighty BATTLE takes place and more discoveries are made before Jo and Geordie and their friends in the BLITZ KIDS GANG fight the invaders to a standstill! There are more surprises in store but to know more you must read the book!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Aircraft Salvage In The Battle Of Britain And The Blitz

Author : Andy Saunders
ISBN : 9781473837324
Genre : History
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“A well-documented photographic portrayal, detailing a plethora of aircraft shot down and salvaged in Great Britain during World War Two.”—Stand Easy Blog Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz is comprised of 140-150 images of the work of RAF and civilian salvage squads during the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and beyond. The images depict losses across Britain, both RAF and German, during this period. Each picture tells its own story and is fully captioned with historical detail. Each section has a short introduction and the images include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author’s unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research. “Part of a sprawling series, Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz gives us a really entertaining look at aircraft wrecks.”—War History Online “The variety of aircraft types featured is wide, from the Me 109 and Heinkel He 111 there are also Me 110 (including the one flown by Rudolf Hess) and Ju 88s plus Spitfires and Hurricanes, along with Italian Fiat CR42 biplanes and the larger Fiat BR20 bomber . . . There is lots of detail to be seen of the various airframes and plenty of ideas for modellers who might want to try their hand at a diorama showing an aircraft recovery scene. I think I’d go so far as to say this is one of my favorites in the extensive Images of War series.”—Military Modelling Online
Category: History

Blitz Baby

Author : Dennis John Roberts
ISBN : 9781479746293
Genre : Family & Relationships
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No fruit. Always half staved. Worms coming out of your bum, bitten by bed bugs. Bombs falling all around us every night. ð@ e yard to our right was blown to smithereens a couple of nights later, the yard on our left met with the same fate. Will we cop it tonight? went through our minds.
Category: Family & Relationships

Birmingham Blitz

Author : Annie Murray
ISBN : 9781447204640
Genre : Fiction
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An unmissable and much-loved favourite, Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray is the tale of everyday courage and determination in wartime Britain. August 1939. Genie Watkins, a Birmingham kid, would love to have a proper happy family like her Italian friend, Teresa. But Genie hasn't reckoned with the outbreak of war, her already rocky family being split up and the strangely liberating effect it all has on her mother . . . Under Birmingham skies darkened by blackout Genie shares her fears and hopes with Teresa, keeps her spirits up with her nan and glamorous auntie Lil, and tries to hold her family together. And amid it all, she discovers love . . .
Category: Fiction

The York Blitz 1942

Author : Eric Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113030915
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

The Traitor Blitz

Author : Johannes Mario Simmel
ISBN : 0445045124
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Just Like The Blitz

Author : Derek Lambert
ISBN : UOM:39015037061713
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Blitz

Author : William Sansom
ISBN : UVA:X001813777
Genre : Civil defense
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Category: Civil defense

The Blitz

Author : Brian Barton
ISBN : UOM:39015017737373
Genre : History
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Based on official records and personal accounts, this work examines the authorities' lack of preparation and the full terror of the blitz. It also highlights how the blitz exposed extreme poverty in Belfast and the bleak social aftermath of the raids.
Category: History

The Battle Of Britain And The Blitz

Author : Nigel Fountain
ISBN : 1854798561
Genre : History
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By June 1940 Britain faced the enemy across the English Channel with annxious sense that very little kept her from being subjugated by theverwhelming might of the Nazi forces. What rescued the country was the Royalir Force's triumph in the Battle of Britain, and the encouragement andndurement of the people who lived, worked and suffered under the Luftwaffe'slitz which, almost nightly from September 1940 until May 1941, rainedestruction upon London and other major cities - only to do so again in laterampaigns that culminated in the launching of the Nazis' V1 and V2 'revengeeapons'. Based on eyewitness reminiscences, The Battle of Britain and thelitz relives those desperate times in the words of pilots, ground crew andther airmen and airwomen, firefighters, air-raid wardens, radar operators,potters, anti-aircraft gunners, Red Cross, YMCA and other voluntary workers,nd civilians - old and young, male and female - who between them helped tonsure that Britain survived to fight another day and, ultimately, to win.
Category: History

Mayfair Madams

Author : Maria Perry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028994676
Genre : History
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Category: History

Random House Webster S College Dictionary

Author : Random House (Firm)
ISBN : UOM:39015043821142
Genre : English language
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New Words For the New Millennium! In Today's Best College Dictionary As quickly as our language changes, Random House Webster's College Dictionary changes with it. The first college dictionary to record terms such as bit map, World Wide Web, Internet, domestic partner, Viagra, and yada-yada-yada continues to provide unrivaled coverage of new words and meanings into the new millennium: New Words Found Only Here antiestrogen APR assisted living B-ball DVD eBook Evista extranet face time FAQ halfpipe index fund ISP Java jellies jiggy Juneteenth mehndi Nolvadex nonstarter object-oriented off-label PCS Pilates raloxifene road rage Roth IRA smoothie Steadicam SVGA telomerase trackpad TSE 24-7 Visual Basic Wintel IT'S A NEW MILLENNIUM. ISN'T IT TIME FOR A REALLY NEW DICTIONARY? In the Tradition of NEWER WORDS FASTER! Today, Random House Webster's College Dictionary continues the tradition of recording the latest developments in the English language ahead of any other dictionary. Because the Random House Living Dictionary DatabaseTM allows daily on-line updating and editing, this dictionary is alive and rich with important new additions to the language that you encounter every day in print, on TV and radio, and on the Internet. More of the Best Language Reference from Random House Webster's Random House Webster's College Thesaurus 0-375-40066-4 Random House Webster's Computer & Internet Dictionary, Third Edition 0-375-70351-9 Random House Webster's Build Your Power Vocabulary 0-375-70247-4 Random House Webster's Pocket Bad Speller's Dictionary0-375-70212-1 The Newest Dictionary for the New Millennium Including the Most Up-to-Date Words! Unrivaled Coverage of New Words and Meanings Keeps Your Vocabulary Up-to-the-Minute Random House Webster's state-of-the-art Living Dictionary DatabaseTM enables its team of expert editors to add new words as soon as they become current--faster than any other college dictionary. Shouldn't your dictionary include the newest words from technology (DVD, extranet), society (assisted living, road rage, Roth IRA), slang and jargon (jellies, halfpipe, jiggy) and more? Sensitive Treatment of Offensive Language Helps You Choose Your Words Carefully Over 300 entries for terms that refer insultingly to ethnicity, gender, class, disability, and sexual orientation have been completely revised. Clearly visible usage notes, strong warning labels, and explanations of meanings indicate offensive language far more clearly than any other dictionary. A Full Vocabulary at Your Fingertips Over 207,000 clear definitions give the most common meanings, spellings, and pronunciations first, so you can find them quickly and use them accurately. Hundreds of expert usage notes help you choose exactly the right word, and avoid common mistakes. A One-Stop Reference Resource! Up-to-date biographical and geographical entries are listed in the A-Z dictionary--no need to hunt for them in separate sections. A 40-page Ready Reference Supplement of essays, charts, and tables helps you use English more efficiently--including a Guide for Writers, a guide to Avoiding Insensitive and Offensive Language, eight pages of world maps, and much more. Isn't It Time for a ReallyNew Dictionary?
Category: English language

Imagination At War

Author : Adam Piette
ISBN : UOM:39015079315043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Second World War represents the most traumatic experience that British culture has undergone this century, and the story of that crisis has until now remained essentially unwritten and repressed. In Imagination at War Adam Piette analyses the fiction and poetry produced between 1939 and 1945 to uncover the dark imagination that has shaped postwar thinking, concealed behind the facade of public nostalgia for and glorification of the war. He finds broken minds drugged by the image of an embattled island; stories of ghostly private imaginations strangely remote from the world at war, yet pitilessly invaded by the lies bred by its propaganda. The war created a world of simulacra, screens, camouflage, and unreal enemies, while the Blitz turned the mind inwards at the same time as it emptied the self of private emotions. Looking closely at writers such as Alun Lewis, Evelyn Waugh, Alan Ross, and Elizabeth Bowen and at influential reviews such as Horizon, Piette captures the intellectual reaction to the war in Britain and the book acts as a corrective to those who feel that the 1939-1945 conflict takes second place to the First World War in terms of literary output and value.
Category: Literary Criticism

Random House Webster S College Dictionary

Author : Random House
ISBN : UOM:39015021501633
Genre : English language
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Over 180,000 entries present definitions with the most common meanings first, including hundreds of contemporary vocabulary from a wide range of subject areas.
Category: English language

Nellie S War

Author : Victor Pemberton
ISBN : 9780755392452
Genre : Fiction
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When a bomb takes away all memory of her former life, can Nellie hope for happiness again? In Nellie's War, Victor Pemberton writes a moving account of the London Blitz, and the effect it has on one young woman's future. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Cathy Sharp. Stumbling, dazed and bleeding, from the bombed wreckage of Barratts' Orphanage, Islington, sixteen-year-old Vicky Hobson can't even remember her name. The runaway evacuees who give her shelter call her Nellie, the only girl in 'Toff' Hecht's gang, until, yet again, tragedy strikes, and she is forced to move on. But when Nellie meets the great music hall illusionists, Monsieur and Madame Pierre - alias Bert and Doris Beckwith - her life begins again. In the magical world of bright lights and greasepaint she finds a wonderful new family. But even as she is happily stitching costumes backstage, Nellie can't stop thinking about her old life in the bombed-out rubble - and more particularly, about the restless young Jewish boy, 'Toff' Hecht... What readers are saying about Nellie's War: 'A lovely read' 'An excellent read, [Victor Pemberton's] stories are always very authentic' 'Five stars'
Category: Fiction