This book is for anyone who has an interest in what life was like living in the Great Depression of the thirties and also gives the reader a birds-eye view from a personal perspective, of what life was like living in the Blitz. We felt the full force of Hitler's wrath, for he bombed the east end of London for 57 nights. I witnessed the worst and the best of humanity at a very young age. This book would also be of interest to the scholar of history and the student alike. It is also a tribute to the Cockney Spirit, that reigned supreme, and could not be squashed by the exploitation of the wealthy or by Mr. Hitler.
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About the Author
I grew up in the east end of London during the Great Depression. I witnessed many horrid crimes against humanity but also experienced the courage, dignity, and resilience of those who suffered and struggled all around me, including my own family. We were bombed for 57 nights during the blitz. We, the Cockney's, lived by a code of honor, do as you would be done by. We believed in a fair sense of justice and were victims of social inequality. There were two wars, one for the rich and the other for the poor working class and the poor. There was no middle class in those days. While we were squashed and hungry in filthy metal dugouts in our backyards, the effluent continued their life of luxury in the elite hotels. Some of them even moved in permanently as they were left helpless without their servants. You see their servants had all gone off to war as fodder in the front line, to fight for their country. I and many others survived the incessant bombings, that rained down on us like hailstones from a thundercloud. I am now 94 years old and living in Australia.