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Title:The Secret History of the Blitz
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joshua Levine
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Category:History, Non fiction, World war ii, War, British literature

The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Secret History of the Blitz The Blitz of is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history and one of the most misunderstood The Blitz Spirit is often celebrated whereas others dismiss it as a myth Joshua Levine s thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour People were pulling together and helping strangers but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other Life during wartime the author reveals was complex and messy and real From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine style murder in an Oxford College There were new working opportunities for women and clandestine homosexual relationships conducted in the shadows The Blitz also allowed for a melting pot of cultures whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque Jamaican sailors crossed the country Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists On the darker side racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a blitzed nation And it shows how social change during this time led to political change which in turn has built the Britain we know today

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