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Voices of World War Two Memories of the Last Survivors by Sue Elliott, Steve Humphries
  

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This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World War, and emerged from post-war austerity determined to create a new society for their children. It is the story of people who raised their families during the immense social upheaval of the Fifties and Sixties, as the world in which they had grown up changed inexorably. It is the story of the people who shaped the way we live now.

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Voices of World War Two Memories of the Last Survivors by Sue Elliott, Steve Humphries

In association with the flagship BBC2 series. Voices of World War Two tells this multi-faceted story through the eye-witness accounts of those who were there, from Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn to Dame Vera Lynn, from Bletchley Park veteran Jean Valentine to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, and from fighter pilot Tom Neil to the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes. Together their testimony creates a vivid, often deeply moving picture of an extraordinary epoch - and the extraordinary people who lived through it.


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About the Author

Sue Elliott (Author) Sue Elliott is the author of the bestselling memoir and history of adoption Love Child (Vermilion 2005) and The Children Who Fought Hitler (John Murray 2009) about the WW2 exploits of former pupils of the British Memorial School in Ypres and was a Researcher on the BBC4 documentary of the same name made by Testimony. Steve Humphries (Author) Steve Humphries, described by Broadcast magazine as 'the king of oral history', is a former history and sociology lecturer at the University of Essex. After working as a producer at London Weekend Television where he made landmark series such as The Making of Modern London (for which he also co-wrote the accompanying four books), he set up Testimony Films in Bristol in 1992. Since then, Testimony has made over 60 single documentaries and series for all the public service broadcasters and for specialist digital channels.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th May 2016

Author

Sue Elliott, Steve Humphries

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
Books Behind TV & Film


20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781784750527

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