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December 25, 2014

For history, military, world war try

Lingard’s Britain at War 1939 to 1945 gives a short insight into the war enlivened by personal experiences and quotes from Churchills speeches.

This short (148 pages) history of World War 2 is written from the standpoint of people directly involved. What was life like in the Home Front during such a war? The book aims to bring the period alive for the reader by providing a fascinating insight into the harsh realities of life in Britain – life full of drama and the danger of impending death. ‘If a bomb has your name on it, you are dead; in not, it will miss you.’ However, facts and figures are historically accurate rather than the propaganda then fed to the public.

The reader may be surprised at how close the Allies came to disaster. Was Churchill right to persist with the Italian campaign rather than expedite landings in the south of France? The book comments on the strategy of Churchill Eisenhower and Hitler.

Written by a leading lawyer with a lifelong interest in history, BRITAIN AT WAR 1939 to 1945:

  • *Provides a concise, readable but comprehensive overview of the war including the Battle of Britain, D Day the war at sea and Hitler’s adventures and defeat in Russia.
  • *Brings together personal reflections – interwoven with quotations from Churchill’s speeches – with the historical and political context of the military build up including the USA declaring war.
  • *By slightly dramatizing some personal experiences (based on actual events), adds human interest.
  • *How can a family with a small child caught up in such a war survive?The book is ideal for all who want to know about the war but lack the time to study more weighty tomes. Its entertaining insights will add interest to educational courses and will evoke memories for people who lived in those times.

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