Blitz Diary : Life Under Fire in the Second World War
The historian Carol Harris has collected together a remarkable series of accounts from the war's darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation of which becomes increasingly important as the Blitz fades from living memory. War with Germany seemed increasingly likely throughout the 1930s. The British Government and the general population believed that bombs and poison gas would be dropped on civilians in major towns and cities with the aim of terrifying them into surrendering. Today the Blitz, far from breaking civilian morale, is seen as achieving the opposite; it helped galvanise public opinion to carry on fighting the war. But in 1937, preparations to protect the population were hopelessly inadequate, and the British government was far from confident that people would respond in this way.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 128 x 202 x 26mm | 281.23g
- 01 Jun 2011
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
About Carol Harris
CAROL HARRIS is a writer and journalist who has written extensively on the Second World War and the 1930s and '40s. Her Women at War series was published in 2000. She lives in south-east London.