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The Blitz by Constantine Fitzgibbon
  

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The Blitz by Constantine Fitzgibbon

On September 7th, 1940, the German Air Force set out to destroy London - the Blitz had begun. For fifty-seven nights the city was bombarded. Buildings were shattered, homes destroyed, men, women, and children killed. But throughout this black winter of 1940/41 civilian morale refused to crack - London was fighting back. 'When they hit this huge pub they must have smashed every bottle because the booze just poured out into the street and I distinctly remember seeing an old man with a cup, scooping it up out of the gutter'. 'She was buried for hours, and we could hear her swearing away down there. Can't think where she learned the words, a nice little old lady like that'. 'He was a fighter pilot ...he was dining with his wife when the place was hit, and she was killed beside him. He went absolutely berserk'. Fragmented memories, glorious, tragic, terrifying, shared by ninety-five boroughs and districts that then constituted Greater London. This is the story of the people who refused to give in - the air raid wardens, the Home Guard, the casualty and fire services - the ordinary men and women who knew they had to survive.

About the Author

Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919-1983) was born in the United States, but raised and educated in France before moving to England. He served in the British Army until 1942 before transferring to the United States Army as a staff officer in military intelligence. He started writing after the war, becoming a distinguished historian, journalist and novelist - Nazi Germany was a recurring theme in his work. He lived for many years in England before moving to Ireland in 1965, where he later became an Irish citizen.

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Publication date

15th July 2010

Author

Constantine Fitzgibbon

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
302 pages

Categories

Second World War

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780571271382

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