Blitz Diary : Life Under Fire in World War II Hardback
by Carol Harris
As the Second World War loomed, everyone expected it would bring a new kind of conflict to Britain. Raids by airships in the First World War and the attack on Guernica in the Spanish Civil War had given a terrifying taste of what was to come. So when war was declared in September 1939 massive air raids against civilians were anticipated. Cities and strategic ports were the first to be hit. London was a major target throughout the war. But it was not only the capital that suffered: on 8 November 1940, 30,000 incendiary bombs rained down on Coventry, laying waste to the city, including, famously, its cathedral.
Port cities such as Plymouth, Bristol and Liverpool also suffered especially badly.
In "Blitz Diary" historian Carol Harris has collected together a remarkable series of accounts from the war's darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation of which becomes increasingly important as the Blitz fades from living memory.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2010
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9780752451725