Air Raid Shelters
Of
the second world war
Stephen Wade
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Aviation Book Reviews: Air Raid Shelters of the second World War


This fascinating wartime social history recounts the establishment and use of Air Raid shelters in Britain during the Blitz of World War 2.

Chapters cover the nature and locations of the raids, the diversity of shelters and the ‘culture’ and nostalgia of shelter life. The author looks at contemporary developments such as urban archeology, and collecting as well as the design of shelters including public shelters, and the Anderson air raid shelters in people gardens.

The book includes a wealth of material collected from people who experienced shelter life. Much of this material covers regional accounts of major wartime events and mainly looks at the following cities: London, Sheffield, Hull, Liverpool, Plymouth and Coventry.

As well as first hand accounts the author uses many different primary sources to tell this history including memoirs, official publications and general historical works.

Link:
Many thanks to Pen & Sword Aviation Books for the review copy, buy it here; www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
Rating:
T.

Recommended!
Aviation Book Reviews: Air Raid Shelters of the second World War
 
 
Book Reviews: Air Raid Shelters of the second World War - Pen & Sword books -
Title:
Air Raid Shelters of the second world war:
Family stories of survival in the Blitz
Author:
Stephen Wade
ISBN:
9781848843271
Format:
Hardback, 240 x 165mm, 192 pages, numerous black and white photographs
Publ. date:
2011
Book Reviews: Air Raid Shelters of the second World War - Pen & Sword books -
Aviation Book Reviews at www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman September 2011
Air Raid Shelters of WW2 - Stephen Wade - - Pen & Sword books -