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The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz

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The Longest Night: Voices from the London BlitzSaturday 10th May 1941 saw Arsenal playing Preston at Wembley for the FA Cup; Australian journalist John Hughes starts his shift at Reuters in Fleet Street; Reenie Carter reports for duty at her fire station in Westminster Abbey, RAF pilot Guy Gibson relaxes in the sun before his night patrol; Vera Lynn drives for an evening concert. Meanwhile, thousands of German airmen are preparing for a massive raid on the UK's capital that very night. In a few hours 1486 Londoners would be dead, 11,000 houses destroyed and many, many lives changed for ever. This is the story of that day, its night and afterwards as gathered from many survivors of what took place. 366p. s/b.

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