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Letters from the Blitz : telling America the truth about the British experience of war / Richard MacAlpine.

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 940.531 MacAlpine (Text) 31208913707529 new non-fiction In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9780750994293
  • Physical Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [United States] : The History Press, 2020.

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When war was declared in September 1939, everyday life for British citizens changed almost overnight. At the time, Winifred Graville of Sheffield, a gardener, writer and speaker well known in her local area, wrote a series of letters to her American cousin in Penn Yan, New York, describing the hardships and typical daily struggles her city experienced during the Blitz. At a time when American public opinion was strictly isolationist, Winifred's cousin convinced the editor of a local newspaper to publish excerpts from 150 letters in the hope of influencing public opinion in a small way.In Letters from the Blitz, Richard MacAlpine has gathered the published letters into a fascinating collection. At times poignant, often humorous, and always beautifully written and full of detail, Winifred's letters clearly illustrate the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' attitude of the British people during that difficult time and provide an insight into wartime life.
Subject: Graville, Winifred > Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Great Britain.
Penn Yan (N.Y.) > Social life and customs.

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