Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle For Britain

Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle For Britain A landmark oral history the latest in the bestselling and award winning Forgotten Voices series Drawing on the Imperial War Museum s extensive aural archive Joshua Levine brings together voices from

  • Title: Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle For Britain
  • Author: Joshua Levine
  • ISBN: 9780091910037
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A landmark oral history the latest in the bestselling and award winning Forgotten Voices series.Drawing on 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 compelling picture of this turbulent time.In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaA landmark oral history the latest in the bestselling and award winning Forgotten Voices series.Drawing on 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 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 than 43,000 civilians For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front line soldiers in a battle that united the country against the 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, the Battle of Britain, and the Blitz, this is the definitive oral history of the period.

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    1. 4 stars.First person accounts of Britain during the Blitz and the Battle for Britain. A mixture of stories from people who were there; some tragic, a few gruesome and even some funny ones. I'm always astounded by the courage and determination of the ordinary citizens of Britain during what was the most frightening and destructive time in their history. If I ever have the misfortune to find myself in a similar situation, I hope I'm able to be half as brave as they were.

    2. "Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain: A New History in the Words of the Men and Women on Both Sides" (Ebury Press, 2007) antaa äänen toisen maailmansodan kohtalovuodet läpi eläineille ihmisille, jotka kokivat taistelun Englannista ja sitä seuranneet saksalaisten pommitukset. Tyyli on toteutettu ns. oral history -periaatteen mukaan, eli tekijät ovat purkaneet lukuisia Imperial War Museumin arkistoimia haastatteluja ja puheenvuoroja, siirtäneet ne kirjalliseen muotoon j [...]

    3. I'm currently re-reading this and it feels as fresh as the first time around. A wonderful collection of first-hand, personal accounts, relating to several aspects of World War II - including the Dunkirk evacuation, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. The book - incorporating a broad spectrum of both military and civilian accounts - is constantly informative. The chapters relating to the 'Battle of Britain' are particularly enthralling, with accounts relayed from both Allied and Axis witnesses. [...]

    4. ‘Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain’ by Joshua Levine, in association with the Imperial War Museum is a compilation of oral and written memories and, like the other book I’ve just finished reading, ‘Young Voices’, the voices of real people vividly bring their stories to life. I’m particularly interested in the Auxiliary Units which were set up in the SE of England in case of invasion. I’d love to visit one of the underground bunkers. It sounds like a Boy’s Ow [...]

    5. One of the best books I have read in a long time. It is a thrilling experience and gives you the feeling to be there, amidst bombs and fire The tales of both sides of the war are both heart-breaking and enlightening. The German pilots help you get a more objective view of the conflict: they too, were fearing for their families, they too were a victim of the War. A beautiful book, that I will for sure read more than once !

    6. These recollections and snippets of experiences from people from those who experienced the Blitz first hand makes for fascinating reading. Really brings the history to life. The only negative thing I could say is that there is a relatively large section near the beginning that deals with the specific details of the fighter jets and bombers. It's well done, just not as interesting to me as the other sections.

    7. Being a current resident of London, I really enjoyed this book. The history of the blitz on London was fascinating. I especially connected with this book because it was comprised almost completely of anecdotes and stories from people who were there. Real people telling real stories of life during wartime. History really comes alive in this book. Highly recommended!

    8. Just superb, whether you read it in one sitting ir several, you will live and breathe this record of history and go back for more

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