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The Night They Blitzed the Ritz: Memoirs of a Bomb-Alley Kid

Biography & autobiography


by
John Bull

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 161 pages

File size: 3.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This is the Blitz story from a fresh new perspective – through the eyes of a small boy and his gang of streetwise Bomb Alley Kids. It was the worst of times for adults, thrust into the front line of the war by relentless night-bombing, with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. It was maybe the best of times for children, with every bombsite, aeroplane and wailing siren holding a promise of pleasurable terror. In this personal memoir, John Bull – a former News of the World columnist – perfectly captures the tragicomic, often farcical, events of everyday survival and the tribal stubbornness that stopped the Brits from ‘chucking it in’.

This is the Blitz story from a fresh new perspective – through the eyes of a small boy and his gang of streetwise Bomb Alley Kids. It was the worst of times for adults, thrust into the front line of the war by relentless night-bombing, with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. It was maybe the best of times for children, with every bombsite, aeroplane and wailing siren holding a promise of pleasurable terror. In this personal memoir, John Bull – a former News of theā€¦ (more)

This is the Blitz story from a fresh new perspective – through the eyes of a small boy and his gang of streetwise Bomb Alley Kids. It was the worst of times for adults, thrust into the front line of the war by relentless night-bombing, with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. It was maybe the best of times for children, with every bombsite, aeroplane and wailing siren holding a promise of pleasurable terror. In this personal memoir, John Bull – a former News of the World columnist – perfectly captures the tragicomic, often farcical, events of everyday survival and the tribal stubbornness that stopped the Brits from ‘chucking it in’.

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