Belfast Blitz: The People's Story (BOK)

Stephen Douds

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Until the first bombs fell, Belfast's experience of the war was a gentle one: there was plenty of food, no conscription and the only air raids that the residents saw were on the news reels at the local cinemas. In April 1941, everything changed. The Luftwaffe launched bombing raids of such ferocity that one resident described the Nazi planes as being like 'some giant swarm of insects'. Over one thousand people were killed, countless more were injured and the city's foundations were shaken for ever. Using letters, diaries, contemporary newspaper accounts, government publications, and archives from churches, schools and hospitals, Stephens Douds's book tells the story of the Belfast Blitz as it was experienced by the people who lived through it. Covering the idyllic days of peace before the raids began, the worst days of the bombing and the aftermath - when a mortuary was set up in St George's Market and many residents still slept outside of the city in the open air every night, through fear of the bombers returning - this is a searing, immediate and enthralling account.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Stephen Douds
ISBN 9780856408632
Antall sider 171 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history