The War on Our Doorstep

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The War on Our Doorstep

See larger image The War on Our Doorstep: London’s East End and How the Blitz Changed it Forever New From: $7.43 USD In Stock London, Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers make their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Junkers scream low overhead – a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding… It’s a chilling picture: What would the Nazis have done if they had conquered Britain? Filmed in England and using Allied and German documents, blueprints, and archive...

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The London Blitz described by Edward R. Murrow

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AWS.InvalidParameterValue: 1490153470 is not a valid value for ItemId. Please change this value and retry your request.   The London Blitz described by Edward R. Murrow         August 24, 1940. This is Trafalgar Square. The noise that you hear at the moment is the sound of the air raid sirens. I’m standing here just on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields. A searchlight just burst into action off in the distance–one single beam sweeping the sky above me now. People are walking along quite quietly. We’re just at the entrance of an air raid shelter...

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The First Day Of The Blitz.

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The First Day Of The Blitz.

See larger image The First Day of the Blitz: September 7, 1940 by Stansky, Peter [Yale University Press, 2008] (Paperback) [Paperback] New From: $67.88 USD In Stock The Blitz was the sustained bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, in World War II. While the “Blitz” hit many towns and cities across the UK, it began with the bombing of London for 57 nights in a row. By the end of May 1941, over 43,000 civilians had been killed and more than a million houses destroyed or damaged. London was not the only city to suffer extensive...

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70th Anniversary Bombing Blitz of London

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70th Anniversary Bombing Blitz of London

See larger image 1941 London German Blitz Bombing Fire Fighter Old Historical Photograph – Various Sizes Reprint This photograph shows bomb damage during German “blitz,” raid on London. View of Ludgate Hill showing firemen and burnt out building, 1941. The photograph is printed using Epson premium glossy archival paper (260 gsm). The detail on the final product is excellent. Our photographs originate from the National Archives, various federal archives as well as state and city historical archives here in the Pacific Northwest and our own collection of vintage and antique...

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Interview Biddy Cox

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Interview Biddy Cox

See larger image Ambulance Girls Under Fire The Hon. Celia Ashwin is young, beautiful, upper-class – and a volunteer ambulance driver at the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Cool under fire, she revels in her exciting and extremely dangerous job. When her husband, a notorious fascist, is released from prison, rather than return to her unhappy marriage Celia joins forces with Simon Levy, a man who appears to despise her and all she stands for, to uncover the truth of her husband’s treachery. In so doing, she discovers that one ruthless traitor can be more dangerous than any German...

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I Thank You!

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I Thank You!

Set in London during World War II Blitz period, the story sees Askey & Murdoch as a couple of variety entertainers who find themselves out of work. In desperate need of money to put on a show, the pair dress up as house servants (Murdoch a servant and Askey in drag as a cook) and bluff their way into the home of Lady Randall, an ex-music hall star known to give financial aid to performers in the arts close to her heart. However, chaos reigns. Taken from...

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