Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain
Dunkirk and the Threat of Invasion Part 1 Abridged edition [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
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Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain by Joshua Levine
Book DescriptionDrawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. This is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history. On the day that Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister, Germany invaded Holland and Belgium. Despite all the efforts of the Allied armies, Hitler's powerful Panzer divisions smashed their way through to the French coast. For the retreating British Expeditionary Force, Dunkirk was the only practical point of departure, and on May 26th the order for total evacuation - Operation Dynamo - was given. Over succeeding days, the 'miracle' of Dunkirk took place, and almost half a million troops were rescued from the beaches. Meanwhile in Britain belated preparations were going on for the expected invasion - the Battle for Britain had begun.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846570025
(139mm x 107mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk, Paperback (May 2011)
Drawing on the wealth of material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this title presents in the words of both rescued and rescuers an intimate and dramatic account of what Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle of deliverance'.
Forgotten Voices of the Somme, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Joshua Levine
Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this book offers insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. It features contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds.
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Author Biography - Joshua Levine
Joshua Levine was the primary researcher for Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. He has also written for TV and Radio as well as writing 3 plays. He lives in London.
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