England`s Hour: An Autobiography 1939-1941

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A&C Black, 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  - mahallett - LibraryThing

were these newspaper columns? very interesting on the turmoil of london's bombing. i hadn't realized that the nazis lost the fight in planes and death. did this make hitler interested in russia? Read full review

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

I wanted something describing London during the war. This was great book highlighting what it was like to go through. Somewhat limited in scope since written from one persons perspective, but completely enlightening and gave total feel for that time. Read full review

Contents

DISPLACEMENT OF POPULATION
1
SEPTEMBER 31939
7
BLIMPS ON THE COAST
11
WINTER BLACKOUT
17
THE BLITZKRIEG ARRIVES
24
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CIVILISATION
32
ENGLANDS HOUR
40
AND SoFAREWELL
49
WARDENS POST
106
LONDON UNDER FIRE
112
ANNIVERSARY
121
THE TRAINING CENTRES CARRY ON
128
COUNTRY VISIT STYLE 1940
136
BRITISH MORALE
141
LONDONS HOUR
147
UNIVERSITY METROPOLIS
155

CITY PARK
59
APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
63
AREOPAGUS
71
FIFTEEN SEASICK CHILDREN
79
ONCE RESIDENTIAL
87
MAINLINE TERMINUS
91
THE RAIDERS COME TO TOWN
96
CHAPTER PAGE 16 SUBURBAN AFTERMATH
101
EVACUEE DEPOT
164
INDUSTRIAL MIDLANDS
171
LIVING DANGEROUSLY
182
BERKSHTOE VILLAGE
193
THE RUINS OF TROY
199
FOR EVER LONDON
213
EPILOGUE
222
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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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