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July 1940 - January 1941,
This review is from: My Story: Blitz: The Diary of Edie Benson, London 1940 - 1941 (Paperback)
An excellent little account of the build-up of the war from July 1940 until January 1941. This was the time when bombs started dropping on London and the war became real for many millions of civilians.
This account is told from the point of view of Edie (Edith) Benson, who turned 12 as she wrote her diary. She sees the demolition of large parts of London by German bombs, the evacuation of many of her friends and the stress that the war causes her family. They build an air raid shelter in their garden and spend long periods of time sheltering from the bombs, food is rationed and school stops.
Suitable for quite young children, this book is an accessible way to learn about some of the human consequences of war.