Betty's Wartime Diary, 1939-1945

Overview

Betty Armitage, a seamstress and theatrical costumer who settled in Norfolk before the advent of World War II, kept a diary in which she described both the great and small events of living through a time that would forever change modern history. This unique record offers a woman's perspective on the crisis, and details the impact of the war on life in rural England. The Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the arrival of the American forces are recorded against a backdrop of Armitage's country life-hunting pheasant ...
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Overview

Betty Armitage, a seamstress and theatrical costumer who settled in Norfolk before the advent of World War II, kept a diary in which she described both the great and small events of living through a time that would forever change modern history. This unique record offers a woman's perspective on the crisis, and details the impact of the war on life in rural England. The Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the arrival of the American forces are recorded against a backdrop of Armitage's country life-hunting pheasant for Christmas dinner, t<%END%>ing the garden, and expressing her colorful opinions of the Germans, Churchill, and the Yanks. This is a vivid, sometimes humorous, sometimes grim record of a unique time in British history, illustrated by photos, posters, and ephemera from the period.

Author Biography: Nicholas Webley is a journalist with a special interest in World War II who lives in Norfolk, England-very near Attleborough, where Betty Armitage lived and wrote her diary during the war. The diarist was a seamstress and theatrical costumer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753198674
  • Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/2004
  • Series: Reminiscence Ser.
  • Edition description: Large Type
  • Pages: 256

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