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Outbreak: 1939: The World Goes to War (Imperial War Museum) Hardcover – 20 Aug 2009
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"A compelling new book" (Telegraph)
"A compelling new book based on diaries and eye-witness accounts" (Daily Mail)
"Weaves together the memories of those who were intimately involved in the politics and planning of war and those so-called ordinary men and women who would also bear its privations and dangers for nearly six years" (History Today)
"Gas-proof dog kennels, fines for striking matches, intimate liaisons in the blackout - the Home Front vividly recalled by ordinary Britons" (Daily Mail)
A unique record of an extraordinary year in British history, coinciding with a major exhibition at the Imperial War MuseumSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Supported by a well chosen selection of photographs from the Museum's Collection and making telling use of a wide range of eye witness accounts, this book has broad appeal and should not be missed.
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After the first 263 pages I was ready to give this book 5 stars because I liked the unusual format. Up till then, the book reads like a diary but a diary written by different... Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2010 by Amazon Customer