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Blitz
     

Blitz

by Peter Doyle
 

May 1941: over 43,000 civilians had been killed, and over a million houses destroyed following endless nights of bombing raids. Yet London and other cities that had been targeted survived, their spirit undaunted, their people resilient.

Revisionist historians have sought to dampen the notion of the 'Blitz spirit', but the writings and surviving records all

Overview

May 1941: over 43,000 civilians had been killed, and over a million houses destroyed following endless nights of bombing raids. Yet London and other cities that had been targeted survived, their spirit undaunted, their people resilient.

Revisionist historians have sought to dampen the notion of the 'Blitz spirit', but the writings and surviving records all point to a resilience that would remain unbroken, despite the death toll rising to almost 52,000 from bombing alone. Illustrated with archive photographs and other materials, and illuminated by first-hand recollections of the Blitz, this human history of the bombing raids on Britain is the perfect introduction to this dark episode in British history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747808046
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Doyle is a scientist and military historian specialising in the role of terrain in warfare. In addition to numerous scientific books and papers, he has written: Tommy's War 1914-1918, The Home Front: 1939-45, Beneath Flanders Fields: The Underground War 1914-18 and Grasping Gallipoli. He is co-secretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefield Heritage Group, and is an elected member of the British Commission for Military History. He lives in London.

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