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Whistling in the dark : memory and culture in wartime London / Jean R. Freedman.

Author/Creator:
Freedman, Jean R. (Jean Rose), author.
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (253 p.)
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Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Few historical images are more powerful than those of wartime London. Having survived a constant barrage of German bombs, the city is remembered as an island of courage and defiance. These wartime images are still in use today to support a wide variety of political viewpoints. But how well do such descriptions match the memories of those who survived the blitz?Jean Freedman interviewed more than fifty people who remember London during the war, focusing on under-represented groups, including women, Jews, and working-class citizens. In addition she examined original propaganda, secret government
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. London Can Take It: Ideology and Wartime London; 3. Careless Talk Costs Lives: Speech in Wartime London; 4. Time Long Past: Narratives ofWartime London; Illustrations; 5. London Pride: Music and Wartime London; 6. Present Tense: Memories ofWartime London; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8131-4816-2
OCLC:
607122180