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    DescriptionDrawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them. From July to October, they watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the result would decide their fate. Over the next nine months, the Blitz killed more than 43,000 civilians. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle which united the country against a hated enemy. We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. With first-hand testimonies from those involved in Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Black Saturday on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, to its climax on the 10th May 1941, this is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history.


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    Title
    Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain
    Subtitle
    A New History in the Words of the Men and Women on Both Sides
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Levine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091910044
    ISBN 10: 0091910048
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTD
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    DC22: 940.54211
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    LC classification: DA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC22: 941.084
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, NHTD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    06 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joshua Levine practised as a barrister for several years before becoming an actor and writer. His plays have been performed on the London stage and on BBC Radio 4, and he has scripted a television documentary about eighteenth-century London for BBC2. He was the primary researcher for Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    "Terrifically moving stuff" -- Dominic Sandbrook Daily Telegraph "Anyone who wishes to learn about human courage, and human endurance, should read this account. It is more powerful than any drama, more convincing than any fiction" -- Peter Ackroyd "the stories range from the humdrum to the heroic and all of them are full of pathos" BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine "vividly and compellingly recalls a time when the nation stood as one" Choice "With the rawness and immediacy that only this kind of oral history can provide." Sunday Times