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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
File Size : 70.80 MB
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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

The First Blitz

Author : Andrew Hyde
ISBN : 9781781591246
Genre : History
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In 1917, the Germans launched a major air campaign against the British mainland, which shocked the whole nation and terrorized the southeast of England. These attacks by German bombers caused hundreds of deaths and injuries, but until now, the full details of these raids have NEVER before been told. These range from the massacre of Canadian troops resting in Folkstone on May 25, 1917, to the widespread carnage of shoppers a couple of miles away in the city center. Who is any the wiser that Sherness, then a major dockyard for the Royal Navy, barely escaped a similar fate when it too was singled out for the same treatment or that a 50kg bomb struck Upper North Street School in London's Poplar on June 13, 1917. It not only took the lives of 18 schoolchildren, many as young as 5 years, but also crippled and mutilated twice as many again. Terrible as this was, it was just one of scores of similar tragedies, which terrified the populace of London and horrified the world. The account of this campaign plus the political and military circumstances surrounding it, follows years of original and painstaking research, interviews and correspondence with those who remember that period.
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

Mayfair Madams

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

Raiders Overhead

Author : Barbara Marion Nixon
ISBN : UOM:39015013258507
Genre : Air raid wardens
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Category: Air raid wardens

Too Young The Heroes

Author : George Lince
ISBN : UOM:39015040982657
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In his memoir, Lince explores the painful transformation of young men into fighting adults; grieves for their loss of innocence; recounts the battles that shaped his life even as they stole so many others; and describes the compassion and generosity that helped him, fifty years after the fact, to begin the process of healing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography