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The Resource London at war, 1939-1945, Philip Ziegler

London at war, 1939-1945, Philip Ziegler

Label
London at war, 1939-1945
Title
London at war, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ziegler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of London at war from 1939 to 1945, or perhaps of Londoners at war - for Philip Ziegler, best known as a biographer, is above all fascinated by the people who found their lives so suddenly and violently transformed: the querulous, tiresome, yet strangely gallant housewife from West Hampstead; the turbulent, left-wing, retired schoolmaster from Walthamstow, always standing up to the authorities; the odiously snobbish middle-class woman from Kensington, sneering at the 'scum' who took shelter in the Underground; the typist from Fulham; the plumber from Woolwich. It was their war every bit as much as it was Churchill's or the King's, and this is their story. Through a wealth of interviews and unpublished letters and diaries, as well as innumerable books and newspapers, the author has built up a dazzling portrait of an entire population under siege. There were cowards, there were criminals, there were incompetents, but what emerges from these pages is above all a record - in story after story - of astonishing patience, dignity and humour. 'I hope, ' Ziegler writes, 'we will never have to endure again what they went through between 1939 and 1945. I hope, if we did, that we would conduct ourselves as well.'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziegler, Philip
Dewey number
942.1084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.8.L7
LC item number
Z54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Label
London at war, 1939-1945, Philip Ziegler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The greatest city -- 'The bomber will always get through' -- 'Smells, paints, steel and black material' -- The first alert -- The phoney war -- 'Universal darkness buries all' -- 'The world's centre' -- 'Blimey, we've lost the war!' -- 'A real community' -- Is there a myth of the Blitz? -- The 'enervating lull' -- 'The girls here walk out with niggers!' -- 'The lightless middle of the tunnel' -- The little Blitz -- Doodlebugs and flying gas mains -- Into the straight -- Finishing posts
Control code
ocm31708774
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679432982
Lccn
94047817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679432982
  • (OCoLC)31708774
Label
London at war, 1939-1945, Philip Ziegler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The greatest city -- 'The bomber will always get through' -- 'Smells, paints, steel and black material' -- The first alert -- The phoney war -- 'Universal darkness buries all' -- 'The world's centre' -- 'Blimey, we've lost the war!' -- 'A real community' -- Is there a myth of the Blitz? -- The 'enervating lull' -- 'The girls here walk out with niggers!' -- 'The lightless middle of the tunnel' -- The little Blitz -- Doodlebugs and flying gas mains -- Into the straight -- Finishing posts
Control code
ocm31708774
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679432982
Lccn
94047817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679432982
  • (OCoLC)31708774

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