Coverart for item
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 Through a wealth of interviews and unpublished letters and diaries, as well as innumerable books and newspapers, the author has built up a dazzling portrait of an entire population under siege.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] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679432982
Lccn
94047817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(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] pages of plates
Isbn
9780679432982
Lccn
94047817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)31708774

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.69177499999999
Processing Feedback ...