Evacuees: Growing Up in Wartime Britain

Evacuees: Growing Up in Wartime Britain

by Geoffrey Lee Williams



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445613345
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr Geoffrey Lee Williams decided to record his memories of wartime in the hope that they would be of value to future generations. He is Director of the Institute of Economic and Political Studies (INSTEP), and was head of International Relations at the University of Surrey. He is the author of ten books and lives in Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Prologue and Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 The Great Disruption 16

2 A Suburban Dream 25

3 The Blitz and Evacuation Again 38

4 The Escape to Devon 49

5 Hubris and Fate 59

6 Home at Last 72

7 The Long Slog 83

8 Towards the Real Thing 94

9 From the Little Blitz to D-Day 106

10 The Nottingham Interlude 116

11 The National Fire Service 123

12 A Lucky Escape 131

13 The End Game 140

14 Politics Not War 148

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