Blitz by Margaret Gaskin


ISBN
9780571217946
Published
Released
15 / 05 / 2008
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
432
Dimensions
162 x 241 x 36mm

The Story Of 29th December 1940.

A thrilling account of 'the second great fire of London'.

A quiet Sunday teatime and, in the City of London, clerks and drapers' assistants, canteen ladies, caretakers, architects and clerics join firefighters and wardens preparing to protect their 'Square Mile' through the night.
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The Story Of 29th December 1940.

A thrilling account of 'the second great fire of London'.

A quiet Sunday teatime and, in the City of London, clerks and drapers' assistants, canteen ladies, caretakers, architects and clerics join firefighters and wardens preparing to protect their 'Square Mile' through the night.

In France meanwhile, the Luftwaffe's elite pathfinders take off at the head of a terrifying fire-raid - designed to burn off, 'like weed patches from the air', London's ancient heart.

The image of St Paul's that night amid clouds of black smoke immediately became the ultimate symbol of Britain's Blitz defiance. But the reality of this 'Second Great Fire of London', in all its unprecedented destruction and indomitable humanity, is almost lost amid myth and counter-myth.

Now, in a stunningly vivid and immediate work of historical storytelling, M J Gaskin tells the true story of London's desperate hours. And she shows how, across the Atlantic, Americans agonized over the cost of aiding Britain's struggle against the Nazis - and the cost of letting her fall.
ISBN:
9780571217946
Publication Date:
15 / 05 / 2008
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
162 x 241 x 36mm

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