Articles of War The Spectator Book of World War II Fiona Glass

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Articles of War The Spectator Book of World War II by Fiona Glass
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This anthology of writings about World War II from the pages of The Spectator is the sequel to Views from Abroad: The Spectator Book of Travel Writing. It concentrates on personal experiences of the war and insights into the attitudes and moodsMoreThis anthology of writings about World War II from the pages of The Spectator is the sequel to Views from Abroad: The Spectator Book of Travel Writing. It concentrates on personal experiences of the war and insights into the attitudes and moods of the time, rather than on strategic or military reports.

The selection, arranged chronologically, starts with:Robert Byrons account of the Nuremberg RalliesGraham Greenes description of a practice air-raid drillYoung Jo Grimond asks in 1939 what we are fighting forJulian Huxley chases escaped zebras in London during the BlitzRose Macauley loses her library to a bombHarold Nicolson in 1941 writes confidently of the Nazis inevitable doom-Colin Welch, Iain MacLeod and a German general remember D-Day-William Deedes and many others recall VE day-the Beveridge Report offers hope for a bright future-Louis Macniece, Stephen Spender, Norman Nicolson and Freya Stark offer their views of the war-Siegfried Sassoon writes on what to read in the war-Richard Hillary writes on art and the war-Osbert Lancaster on Christmas in wartime Greece etc.The book concludes with a section of pen portraits of some of the wars leading figures, including Hitler, Mussolini, Goebbels, Hess, Churchill and Montgomery.



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