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Blitz Diary

By Carol Harris, Mike Brown

9780750994873

ISBN: 9780750994873

Published: 01-09-2020


Blitz Diary

By Carol Harris, Mike Brown

ISBN: 9780750994873

Published: 01-09-2020

About This Book

Blitz Diary is a remarkable series of accounts from the war's darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation of which becomes increasingly important as the Blitz fades from living memory. War with Germany seemed increasingly likely throughout the 1930s. The British Government and the general population believed that bombs and poison gas would be dropped on civilians in major towns and cities with the aim of terrifying them into surrendering. Today the Blitz, far from breaking civilian morale, is seen as achieving the opposite; it helped galvanise public opinion to carry on fighting the war. But in 1937, preparations to protect the population were hopelessly inadequate, and the British government was far from confident that people would respond in this way. This expanded edition includes new chapters on the civil defence contribution of rescue parties, first aiders and nurses, and much more besides.

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