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Author Gaskin, Margaret.

Title Blitz : the story of December 29, 1940 / Margaret Gaskin.

Publication Info. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2006.
2005.

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Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.5421 GAS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  940.542121 GASKIN    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xviii, 430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note "First published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber Limited"--T.p. verso.
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [380]-388) and index.
Contents Introduction: Like the curtain of a theatre . . . -- Maps: City of London and County of London -- PRELUDE -- 1 Very Well, Alone -- 2 Obdurate and cocky -- 3 Practically no talk of horrors at all -- 4 Old man of the tribe -- 5 A leaning towards acrobatics -- 6 Two opposing worlds -- 7 Things had been wonderful -- 8 You would not mind London at all now -- 9 The Typhoid Mary -- FUGUE -- 10 Boots on the lawn, boots on the wide stone stair -- 11 Goodnight Children, Everywhere! -- 12 Early English louts -- 13 Great sound waves washing over the city -- 14 It is going to be a warm night -- 15 As light as day -- 16 Burnt off like weed patches from the air -- 17 Blackwall Tunnel only, mate -- 18 St Paul's must be saved at all costs -- 19 A ghostly pilgrimage -- 20 Like a sprig of holly on top of a Christmas pudding -- 21 Many fires about tonight, old boy -- 22 The most beautiful thing I have ever seen -- CHORALE -- 23 Poor old London -- 24 Let's not look back too much-- CODA -- Envoi: This is what we┬┐ve been fighting for -- APPENDIX A: The Arsenal of Democracy -- APPENDIX B: What Remains Behind -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Select Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
Subject London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1945.
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 0151014043
9780151014040
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