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by Joshua Levine

ePub Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain (Part 1 of 3) (Pt. 1) download
Author:
Joshua Levine
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978-1846570032
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1846570034
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Audiobooks (November 28, 2006)
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Drawing 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.

Drawing 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. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them.

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Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain uses material from Imperial War Museum’s sound archive. It was written by Joshua Levine to bring together interviews with people who lived through the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. It features interviews with soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground.

An excellent verbal history of the battle of Britain and the Blitz, mostly from British sources, but also a few Germans. Apr 09, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing. I didn't want this book to end. The stories give a real sense of how chaotic and sometimes even comical life was in war time Britain.

Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain. By underlining Britain’s contribution in this way – in the words and through the experiences of individual participants – the book may also help to restore some balance to the popular image of D-Day. Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War. Forgotten Voices of the Falklands. On the morning of Tuesday, 6 June 1944, Allied forces began landing on the northern coast of Nazi-occupied France.

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Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. From July to September 1940, British people watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them. 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

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From July to September 1940, British people watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them. Using a selection of first-hand testimonies, Levine presents a unique and compelling account of Britain under siege.From the Audio edition.
  • "Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain" is more than fascinating reading. This is a real history of a difficult time told by the people who were there and what they encountered. I had great difficulty in putting this book down as the next quote and the next quote drew me along into events that happened before I was born. Apparently the Imperial War Museum ran about with tape recorders talking to veterans and survivors to save their memories of what they endured and experienced first-hand during the Blitz and the earlier Battle for Britain. The author has kindly tried to put quotes into chronological order and related topics. The ordinary heroism jumps out at you from every page. Again and again, people just say that they simply carried on and did what was right, everyone pitching in without regard to class, social standing, or obvious danger. Many people spoke of being out at a bombed house trying to shift rubble with bare hands to rescue the trapped or to recover bodies only to turn around and find King George VI or the Queen standing behind them and thanking them. Because the Victoria Cross could only be given to military personnel in combat, this king of England authorized the creation of the George Cross so that civilians could be recognized for their heroic and unselfish acts at a time when the fate of Britain was in the hands of her citizens.

    In the 1960s, my high school refused to teach WWII and told us to ask our fathers. Our fathers went to their graves about 50 years later never having spoken of their war to anyone. This book is a must-read and a keeper. I learned so much from it. It makes me wish that the American government had cared enough to record the experiences of "The Greatest Generation" as the Brits have done.

  • I originally bought this fascinating book at the same time as I bought the one on Dunkirk. I will let other reviewers talk about the "pros" as there are many. But there is one (amazing) "Con ". The book almost totally leaves out the contribution to winning the Battle of Britain made by the Poles fighting within the RAF. There is not a single quote from the aces that flew with 303 Squadron - which had the highest number of kills and probable kills during the Battle of Britain and was staffed entirely by Poles. It has been tacitly acknowledged more than once that without the Polish contribution the Battle of Britain would have been a very near run thing indeed. Yet there is very little here - although Polish reminicenses have been published in numerous other volumes in both English and Polish.

  • Excellent read. The short individual anecdotes are gripping, insightful, funny, tragic, and generally well-woven. Contrasting and opposing perspectives are often placed back-to-back to convey the complexity and variety of individual experiences. It is definitely more narrative than analytical, and overall it is an excellent starter for beginning or casual students of the time period. More serious historians may also find value in the voices of the individuals who experienced the Battle of Britain.

  • A collection of quotes from survivors of the Evacuation from Dunkirk, the Blitz and the Battle of Britain, with short narrative passages giving historical and political background.Authentic and unforgetable accounts from everyday people in extraordinary times. Civilians, military, government officers et al. giving their memories of the events they witnessed. Sometimes funny, sometimes unflattering but often raw.
    These are voices from British, German, American and Commonwealth citizens telling us the reality, not the history but how they lived each day during an unforgiving and dangerous time. I'm interested in WWI and WWII but I don't think you need to be a history enthusiast to read this and understand.
    Thanks to Joshua Levine their voices have not been forgotten. It's not a book to enjoy, it's a book to learn about what it means to be human.

  • This book is really an oral history from hundrede of contributors detailing thier worst experiances during World War 11.
    Contributors, both British and German,include soldiers,airmen,firefighters,air raid wardens,generals,privates,civilians andother service personel.
    The book is divided into 3 parts(each with multiple chapters) covering a)Dunkirk, b) the Battle of Britain and c)the Blitz. Each chapter has a brief introduction by the author followed by multiple autobiographical notes by the contributors.
    An excellent book.

  • Great book, with voices from all parts of the Blitz. Fantastic read!