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The Blitz By Juliet Gardiner

The Blitz
by Juliet Gardiner

From the author of `Wartime' comes an outstanding history of the most sustained onslaught ever endured by Britain's civilian population - the Blitz.

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From the author of `Wartime' comes an outstanding history of the most sustained onslaught ever endured by Britain's civilian population - the Blitz. September 1940 marked the beginning of Nazi Germany's aerial attack on civilian Britain. Lasting eight months, the Blitz was the form of warfare that had been predicted throughout the 1930s, and that the British people had feared since Neville Chamberlain's declaration that Britain was at war. Images of Britain's devastated cities are among the most iconic of the Second World War. Yet compared with other great moments of that war - Dunkirk, the North African campaign, D-Day - the Blitz remains curiously unexamined. Apart from fragmentary accounts and local records, there is little in the way of a comprehensive account of the experience that so many British civilians went through - as well as the social, political and cultural implications of the bombardment. Designed to break the morale of the British population, the nightly bombings certainly did devastate. But, as Juliet Gardiner shows in this hugely important book, they also served to galvanise the nation; from those terrifying eight months, a new determination amongst people and politicians steadily emerged. Revealing, original and beautifully written, `The Blitz' is a much-needed exploration of one of the most important moments in Second World War history.

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GOR002920880
The Blitz
Juliet Gardiner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2011-03-31
352
0007386613
9780007386611
N/A
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