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Digging for Mrs. Miller: some experiences of an air-raid warden

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John Strachey (The Coming Struggle for Power, etc.) stopped his fellow-traveling with the war and became an air-raid warden. Digging for Mrs. Miller is a classic account of what a warden does and sees.

Strachey's warden (whom he modestly calls Ford) covered a poor section of London near the Thames River. "A bomb, or bombs, had hit the last five houses in Beaton Street . . .
Library Binding, 150 pages
Published 1941 by Random House
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May 13, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
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I found the book to be fascinating and a very quick read because of that. I don't think I've heard of another book like it and really enjoyed reading about the experiences of an air-raid warden in London during WWII. Not that they were "fun" experiences by any means but the point of view is so different from what you'd imagine.

Pg 70-71:

"It is true and comforting that the reality is never as bad as the fantasy: never as terrifying, never as shattering. That is why the raids, when they came, were
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