The Blitz
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The Blitz

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It's May 1941: over 43,000 civilians had been killed, and over a million houses destroyed following endless nights of bombing raids. Yet London, and other cities that had been targeted survived, their spirit undaunted, their people resilient. Revisionist historians have sought to dampen the notion of the 'Blitz spirit', but the writings and surviving records all point to a resilience that would remain unbroken, despite the death toll rising to almost 52,000 from bombing alone. Illustrated with archive photographs and other materials, and illuminated by first hand recollections of the "Blitz", this human history of the bombing raids on Britain is the perfect introduction to this dark episode in British history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 6mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 074780804X
  • 9780747808046
  • 697,141

About Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle is a scientist and military historian specialising in the role of terrain in warfare. In addition to numerous scientific books and papers, he has written: Tommy's War 1914-1918, The Home Front: 1939-45, Beneath Flanders Fields: The Underground War 1914-18 and Grasping Gallipoli. He is co-secretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefield Heritage Group, and is an elected member of the British Commission for Military History. He lives in London.show more

Table of contents

Prelude The Blitz Begins The Blitz Intensifies Revenge Aftermath Further Reading Indexshow more

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