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A day by day, blow by blow account of the outbreak of World War Two. The way the book is set out with short paragraphs recording events as they took place across the world day by day, the feeling of tension and unease builds and builds. Illustrated throughout with photographs this is a fascinating document of the events of 1939. The book’s publication coincides with an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum recording this incredible year.
11:15 am, 3 September 1939. The nation gathers around their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement they have feared for months: Britain is at war with Germany. Seventy years on from that historic day, this is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of World War Two, from the events of early 1939, right through to the first war-time Christmas. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book will feature the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to an outbreak of war, this will be a unique document of an extraordinary year in our history.
Publication date: 20/08/2009
Publisher: Virgin Books
|Publication date:||20th August 2009|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,|
Terry Charman is the Senior Historian at the Imperial War Museum, where he has workedsince 1974. He is a frequent lecturer on the First and Second World Wars and hascontributed to magazines and journals on a range of subjects. He has also worked as aconsultant for a wide range of publications and has appeared on and been associated withnumerous documentaries, television and radio programmes and films, including Foyle'sWar and Schindler's List. He is the author of The German Home Front 1939-1945.More About Terry Charman