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World War II by Ruby Side Thompson
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May 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, world-war-ii, world-war-ii-memoir, history
Read from May 13 to 14, 2012

Just finished Volume Two of Ruth Side Thompson's diary of living in London during the Blitz.
I really don't know how these people did it and, although she sometimes thinks she isn't, she is a strong, resourceful woman. I would have liked to have met her.
Mrs. Thompson not only writes of her personal experiences, but includes history of the time -- what the German armies are doing in places other than England, rationing, what the atmosphere is like and how the people react in general to the bombing. I find this all very interesting. The part I found a little tiresome is her complaints about her husband. I feel like saying out loud, "So, we got it aready."
What I did learn that was a surprise was Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Dublin in the Republic were bombed by Hitler. Missed that somehow in history.
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