England`s Hour: An Autobiography 1939-1941

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Bloomsbury Academic, Dec 20, 2005 - History - 230 pages
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As Testament of Youth movingly showed, the First World War was to haunt Vera Brittain throughout her life. When Great Britain again declared war on Germany in 1939, she feared the worst. But although during these years much was to be endured by the British, much was also to be gained. This spirit of determination is vividly captured by Vera Brittain as she describes her own personal experiences set against the dramatic events of the early war years, events like the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz which were to become a part of history as 'England's Hour'.

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User Review  - Barbara Mader - Goodreads

Good writing, well done; quite reflective for having been written at the time. Privileged woman, but was mostly aware of that. Peace activist and this is strongly apparent in her reflections. Note ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leigh - Goodreads

I've been wanting to read this book for years, and it did not disappoint. It delivers a realistic view of the Blitz of London in 1940 during World War II and a very in the moment feeling, since it was ... Read full review

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Vera Brittain (1894-1970) was a writer, journalist, pamphleteer and lecturer (on both sides of the Atlanic). Her novel Testament of Youth was an instant best seller. It was republished by Virago and made into a TV series.

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