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Blitz by Margaret Gaskin
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Jun 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: military-history, my-classics
Read from June 14 to 23, 2011

An amazing book!!! The author describes the worst night of the Blitz when the Nazi bombers targeted the Square Mile (the City), the heart and soul of London. She follows the lives of several disparate characters who lived through that night of hell......what they saw, what they did, and how they reacted as fire and death rained upon them. The determination and sheer grit of the London Fire Brigade and the volunteers is almost beyond belief as they fought to save lives and the irreplaceable buildings such as Wren's churches, St. Bart's Hospital and the Guild Hall. You can almost hear the voice of Churchill as he directed the Brigade..."St. Paul's must be saved at all cost". And indeed it was. The bravery of the residents illustrates the slogan of the time..."London Can Take It". Poignant, uplifting and extremely moving. Very highly recommended.
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