Book — 263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
London was a city on the front line in the Second World War. It suffered hits from nearly 12,000 tons of bombs, with nearly 30,000 civilians killed by enemy action. The Blitz changed the landscape of the city. Many famous landmarks were hit, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London - even the Imperial War Museum. Some areas, such as Stepney, were so badly damaged that they had to be almost entirely rebuilt after the war. But it wasn't just the city's physical landscape that was transformed. With the arrival of large numbers of Commonwealth and overseas service personnel, London became much more cosmopolitan. After 1942, vast numbers of American servicemen were deployed in the capital, and it was also a busy transport hub and a popular destination for troops on leave.This book tells the story of these momentous years in London's history through IWM's unique collections. Using personal accounts from letters and diaries, objects, photographs, maps and documents it gives an up-close and revealing insight into those turbulent years in the capital, experienced by those who lived there. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. - New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.
Book — 432 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Dan Jones and Marina Amaral tell the epic, harrowing, and world-changing story--in narrative form with colorized images--of global conflict from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the obliteration of Hiroshima by the first atom bomb. [The book] embraces not only the total conflagrations of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 and the tensions, ideologies, and economic forces that set them in motion, but also the revolutions in Russia; civil wars in Ireland and Spain; American interventions in Latin America, colonial wars in Moroco, Ethiopia, and Palestine; and events on the domestic 'fronts' of the belligerent nations"--Dust jacket flap.
A pocket-sized guide to who's who and what's what in the First World War. The alphabetical entries not only cover leaders and battles but quirky items such as songs, superstitions and slang, making it a perfect little book to dip into. Throughout there are snippets of testimony - moving, funny - from the people who took part in the war. (source: Nielsen Book Data)