Blitz - The Vintage Guide To London
A few months ago writer and broadcaster Gemma King stumbled across a second-hand bookshop. The next thing she knew she was inside over-excitedly peering over swaying towers of literature. Find out how the book she found has made her rediscover London from a war-time perspective.
Based mainly on personal accounts, London at War is as much a vivid biography of Londoners during the Second World War as of the city itself. Ranging from the digging of trenches in Hyde Park during the Phoney War, to the horrors of the Blitz, and the frantic outbursts of dancing on the streets of VE-day, Ziegler’s account gives equal balance to the mundane, the melodramatic and the downright bizarre details of life during the war.