London at War 1939-1945 book. Ziegler wa Philip Sandeman Ziegler is a British biographer and historian
London at War 1939-1945 book. Ziegler wa Philip Sandeman Ziegler is a British biographer and historian. Originally intending to be a novelist, he began a career as biographer with his life of Talleyrand's lover, the Duchess of Dino. He has written in various journals and newspapers including The Spectator, The Listener, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and History Today. Ziegler was educated at St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, and went with the school when it merged with Summer Fields School, Oxford.
The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps, 1939-1945. In this volume Ziegler explores the conduct and experiences of the people of London during World War II, from the so-called Phoney War September 1939 to April 1940, the Nazi blitzes of London, causing death and destruction, and the deprivations and shortages. The first chapter The Greatest City provides a social and economic portrait of London in 1939. London was the prime target for aerial attack, it's rulers believed it to be the most threatened and most vulnerable.
In 1939 London was not merely the greatest city in the world, it was the most tempting and vulnerable target for aerial . I hope,' Ziegler writes, 'we will never have to endure again what they went through between 1939 and 1945. I hope, if we did, that we would conduct ourselves as well.
In 1939 London was not merely the greatest city in the world, it was the most tempting and vulnerable target for aerial attack. For six years it was the frontline of the free world's battle against Fascism.
London at war, 1939-1945. 3. The Greatest City.
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London At War. 1939 - 1945. Through a wealth of interviews and unpublished letters and diaries, as well as innumerable books and newspapers, the author has built up a vivid picture of a population under siege. There were cowards, there were criminals, there were incompetents, but what emerges from these pages is above all a record of astonishing patience, dignity and courage.
This is the story of London at war - or, perhaps, of Londoners at war, for Philip Ziegler, known best as a biographer .
This is the story of London at war - or, perhaps, of Londoners at war, for Philip Ziegler, known best as a biographer, is above all fascinated by the people who found their lives so suddenly and violently transformed: the querulous, tiresome yet strangely gallant housewife from West Hampstead; the turbulent, left-wing retired schoolmaster from Walthamstow, always having a go at the authorities; the odiously snobbish middleclass lady from Kensington, sneering at the scum who took shelter in the Underground; the typist from Fulham, the plumber from Woolwich. Author: Philip Ziegler. ISBN 13: 978-0712698719.