Outbreak : 1939

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It is 11:15 am on 3 September 1939. The nation gathers around their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement they have feared for months: Britain is at war with Germany. Seventy years on from that historic day, this is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of World War Two, from the events of early 1939, right through to the first war-time Christmas. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book will feature the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to and outbreak of war, this will be a unique document of an extraordinary year in our history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 38mm | 898.11g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Airport / Ireland / Export ed
  • 2 x 8 section + integrated
  • 075351964X
  • 9780753519646
  • 1,032,308

About Terry Charman

Terry Charman is the Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum, where he has worked since the mid-1970s. He holds a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Politics from the University of Reading. Terry frequently lecturers on the First and Second World Wars, and has worked on numerous exhibitions during his tenure at the museum, including D Day to Victory; Secret War; Together: The Commonwealth at War; Surviving the Holocaust with the Russian Jewish Partisans and The Animals' War. He has contributed to magazines and journals on a range of subjects, is the author of The German Home Front 1939-1945 and has worked as a consultant on numerous other publications.show more

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