Edward R. Murrow – London Blitz

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Edward R. Murrow – London Blitz

Edward R. Murrow – London Blitz Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow;[1] April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Edward R. Murrow – London Blitz Edward Murrow achieved great celebrity status as a result of his war reports. They led to his second famous catchphrase. At the end of 1940, with every night’s German bombing raid, Londoners who might not necessarily see each...

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The Winter of the Bombs The Story Of The Blitz Of London

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The Winter of the Bombs The Story Of The Blitz Of London

Fragmentary memories, a mosaic of experience, a vast, over- whelming, glorious, tragic, terrifying experience, shared by millions in Silvertown, Wandsworth, Streatham, Westminster, Clapton, the City, Croydon, in all the ninety-five boroughs and districts that constitute greater London. It is chiefly on this experience that I have drawn, these minute coloured chips that I have collected and put together in an attempt to create a picture of that winter. The Winter Of The Bombs The Story Of The Blitz Of London    I started reading this book on the internet, when I came across the free copy...

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Blitz Christmas

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Blitz Christmas

Blitz Christmas Despite the Blitz, it’s ‘business as usual’ as England prepares for Christmas in this propaganda film intended for US audiences. It’s a Christmas of holly and barbed wire, guns and tinsel, yet the British, we are told, are determined to make it as cheerful as possible. “England is fighting for her life”, asserts the American narrator, but it is admiration rather than pity that the film seeks to evoke. The filmmakers achieve this with emotions bigger than most 10-minute films could contain, as we watch plucky Londoners creating a...

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London Can Take It

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London Can Take It

Produced by the British Government in October 1940, ‘London Can Take It’ is narrated by American journalist Quentin Reynolds and pays tribute to London and its people during the Blitz on the capital.

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