World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941

World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941

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by Victoria Washuk
     
 

Do you find yourself watching reality tv? Well, if you do, click off that set and head for the real thing. These diary entries, written 70 years ago by Ruby Thompson, who had to simultaneously put up with the Blitz bombing of London and a marriage that was as damaging to a woman's psyche as those Nazi bombs were to the city, will take you back to a time and put you

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Do you find yourself watching reality tv? Well, if you do, click off that set and head for the real thing. These diary entries, written 70 years ago by Ruby Thompson, who had to simultaneously put up with the Blitz bombing of London and a marriage that was as damaging to a woman's psyche as those Nazi bombs were to the city, will take you back to a time and put you in the middle of the history the way no boring textbook summary of the war could. What was it really like for the individuals who bore the fear, rationing, and destruction created by the Blitzkrieg against London? How were women stuck in bad marriages, held captive not only by convention, but by their own mindset that had been drilled into them from birth? Ruby's fierce intelligence, powers of observation, clear writing, and analysis of her miserable husband and unhappy marriage provide insight into both history and the psychological state of a woman stuck partly by her era and partly by her own sense of what was possible. A fascinating revelation for anyone interested in World history and women's history. Also check out the blog by the same title. Fascinating!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032833161
Publisher:
Victoria Washuk
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
World War ll London Blitz Diaries , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
511,987
File size:
748 KB

Meet the Author

Victoria Aldridge Washuk I am the great-granddaughter of Ruby Side Thompson. I own all copyrights of her diaries that span from 1939–1969. The copyright ownership was transferred to me by inheritance through my grandmother, Ruth Ferris Thompson who was married to Ruby's son,John Thompson. I have a copy of Ruby Side Thompson's will passing the diaries to my grandmother Ruth Thompson and further legal documentation and letters showing the inheritance transfer of copyright . I started re-reading the World War ll journals and found them extremely worthy of note on many levels. I realized how little I knew about the events surrounding World War ll and what the Londoner’s in particular had to endure. These journals are a combination of the historical and the exceptionally personal. I thought that others may also find them intriguing and started a blog. In doing so I received reactions from people from around the world and this inspired me to publish them in book form for all to enjoy. 5.0 out of 5 stars A choice pick, not to be overlooked, November 6, 2011 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: World War II London Blitz Diary: A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage (Volume 1) (Paperback) As war rages on all around you, it can be hard to cope with the pressures of warfare. "World War II: London Blitz Diary" is a diary of Ruby Side Thompson as she tells her story of living under the pressure that the Luftwaffe put on London during the countless bombings throughout the war, pushing England to the brink of destruction. A personal story of a mother trying to keep her life together along with simple survival, "World War II" is a choice pick, not to be overlooked.

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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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DShop More than 1 year ago
This was a rather enjoyable read. Certainly one of the most honestly written "books" being that it represented the almost daily thoughts of Ruby Thompson as she went thru daily life during WWII. A loveless marriage, coupled with the almost daily bombings during the London Blitz of WWII, her diary provides an open look at one woman's inner thoughts about society, relationships, religion especially her husbands obsession about attending daily Catholic Mass and how much she missed her adult children and grand children living in war free America while she endured around the clock bombings during the first part of WWII.
Crawford More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read volume 2 and it did not disappoint. It was even better than volume 1. While I don't agree with some of Ruby's opinions, I love her open and honest expressions of her feelings. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially those interested in WWII. Hopefully Vol. 3 & 4 will be available on Nook