See You After The Duration

See You After The Duration

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by Michael Henderson
     
 

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Why would British parents risk sending their children to safety over submarine-infested waters? How would American and Canadian families and public respond to them? What adventures would the children experience and what would be the long-term effect on their lives and on attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic? This book sheds light on an aspect of World War II

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Why would British parents risk sending their children to safety over submarine-infested waters? How would American and Canadian families and public respond to them? What adventures would the children experience and what would be the long-term effect on their lives and on attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic? This book sheds light on an aspect of World War II that is little known on either side of the Atlantic. It is a tale that is at times moving, often humorous, evoking an authentic picture of life and attitudes sixty years ago. It is a saga of separation, a story of unashamed patriotism, and an important and very readable contribution to the literature of World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Church Of England Newspaper
"The great wartime evacuation will not now be forgotten."
Devon Life
"A thorough account of the mass evacuation of British children to North America - a moving story of courage under adversity...This montage of different experiences produces a vivid portrait of events moods and atmosphere during a fearful time."
Mail On Sunday
"A touching account of the 10,000 British children evacuated to North America in the early 1940s. Among them the author who, aged eight, found himself sailing through torpedo scares to a new life in Boston. "
North Devon Journal
"So, dear readers, do have a box of tissues at your elbow for both the highs and the lows, but above all be moved by the impressive account of a unique period in our recent history."
Sunday Times
"Henderson is particularly informative about attitudes and events in America, but it is the anecdotes that warm and wring the heart."
The American (London)
"Henderson brings together the drama and emotion, the sadness and fear, the bravery and patriotism of these children separated from their families and from everything familiar. The reader is rewarded with an insight into little known aspects of both World War II and North American life. An adventure filled with inspiration - a great read and informative."
Times Educational Supplement
"His book vividly evokes a lost world of patriotism and stoicism (headline: Aliens in short pants) "
Western Morning News
"A complete picture of a time forgotten by many - and completely unknown to most. Michael�s story also sheds light on the close ties between America and the UK during the Second World War. Michael Henderson�s work is personal, informativc and compelling."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413738681
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
12/04/2004
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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See You After The Duration 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A vivid portrait of the events, moods and atmosphere of a fast-moving, fearful and inspiring era - Sir Martin Gilbert
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those of my generation, born towards the end of the war, are often haunted by the thought of what might have happened had we been just a little older. Michael Henderson tells us in a fascinating narrative filled with adventure, drama and sadness of children taken from their parents to a foreign land for their own safety. One of the things I liked most about this book is the light it casts on some of the nooks and crannies of wartime American life - Sir Christopher Meyer, UK Ambassador to the US 1997-2003
Guest More than 1 year ago
Innumerable volumes have been written about the transatlantic relationship. but here is a book that goes to its heart, the unbreakable emotional bonds that stretch across a vast ocean. Neither sentimental nor mawkish, Michael Henderson has captured the essence of this enduring, moving, wartime saga - Raymond Seitz, US Ambassador to Britain 1991-1994