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Blitz:

The Story of December 29, 1940

Hardcover (448 pages)
Determined to bomb the English into submission, the German Luftwaffe attacked London nearly every night, targeting the heart of the city and the site of some of its greatest landmarks.

Blitz:

Churchill called it his nation’s greatest trial and its finest hour. Europe had fallen to Hitler and Britain stood alone. Determined to bomb the English into submission, the German Luftwaffe attacked London nearly every night, targeting the “"Square Mile," the heart of the city and the site of some of its greatest landmarks.

In this gripping historical narrative, Margaret Gaskin puts the reader into the middle of the Blitz, its horror and its heroism, by vividly reconstructing the night that Hitler tried to burn the city to the ground - —the night that one of the war’s most haunting photographs was taken, showing St. Paul’s still standing amid burning ruins. Stunningly vivid and compelling, Blitz uses the voices of those on whom the bombshells fell - —the ordinary and the famous, including Edward R. Murrow and FDR— - to tell the story as it has never before been told.

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  • PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF LIVING THROUGH THE BOMBARDMENT OFLONDON

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  • 06 Sep 40: The official start of the Blitz
  • 07 Sep 40: Codeword "Cromwell" passed to warn Britons of invasion
  • 12 Oct 40: Re-evacuation of English children begins
  • 12 Dec 40: First night of the "Sheffield Blitz"
  • 15 Dec 40: Second night of the "Sheffield Blitz"
  • 29 Dec 40: St Paul's Cathedral miraculously survives
  • 19 Apr 41: Thirty-four firemen killed battling Blitz blazes
  • 10 May 41: Blitz raid known as the "Longest Night"
  • 11 May 41: First Messerschmitt shot down over England
  • 21 May 41: The Blitz un-ceremonially comes to end

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