Reporting the Blitz: News from the Home Front Communities (BOK)

Stuart Hylton

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Reporting the Blitz takes a fresh look at the home front during World War Two, using local newspaper archives from around the country to throw light on some relatively neglected aspects of those years. It explores the unspoken attitudes and values of those wartime communities; the ways in which local firms sought sometimes unexpected business opportunities from the hostilities; how officialdom and the local media sought to jolly the community along, and to keep bad news from them. It looks at the bumblings of wartime bureaucracy and the extraordinary extent to which the wartime government assumed the trappings of a dictatorship. It sees how people attempted to have fun and looks at the communities' attempts to conjure normality out of the most abnormal of situations. It explores how people managed to travel in the extraordinary circumstances of war (or how they managed, if they could not). It tells individual tales of heroism, greed, stupidity, eccentricity and tragedy, many of them not previously drawn upon for accounts of the period.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Stuart Hylton
Forlag
HISTORY PRESS SPELLMOUNT
ISBN 9780752476612
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 17,2cm x 24,8cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 544 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Oral history