London Underground at War

Author: Nick Cooper
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445622173
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 8853
The first in a three part series of books on London transport during the Second World War - The Underground, Railways and Buses. Nick Cooper explores the impact of the war upon the running of the Underground and the role it played in so many people's lives.

City of London at War 1939–45

Author: Stephen Wynn
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1526708329
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 891
The City of London was always going to be an obvious target for German bombers during the Second World War. What better way for Nazi Germany to spread fear and panic amongst the British people than by attacking their capital city?Although not vastly populated in the same way that a bigger city or larger town would be, there were still enough people working there during the day for attacks on it to take their toll. The city’s ancient and iconic buildings also bore the brunt of the German bombs, including churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire in 1666. The book looks at the effects of war on the City of London, including the damage caused by the 8 months of the Blitz between September 1940 and May 1941. The most devastating of the raids took place on 29 December 1940, with both incendiary and explosive bombs causing a firestorm so intense it was known as the Second Great Fire of London. It also looks at the bravery of the staff at St Bart's Hospital, which was one of the medical facilities that remained open during the course of the war. Other stories include the sterling work carried out by the City’s civilian population and the different voluntary roles that they performed to help keep the city safe, including the Home Guard and the Fire Watchers, who spent their nights on the city’s rooftops looking out for incendiary devices dropped by the German Luftwaffe. Despite the damage to its buildings and its population, by the end of the war the City of London was able to rise, like a phoenix, from the flames of destruction, ready to become the vibrant and flourishing borough that it is today.

London 1945

Life in the Debris of War
Author: Maureen Waller
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466861533
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 7724
London at the outset of World War II in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945, it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery. The defiant capital of England had always been Hitler's prime target. The last months of the Second World War saw the final phase of the battle of London as the enemy unleashed its new vengeance weapons, the flying bombs and rockets. They were terrifying and brought destruction on a vast scale, but fortunately came too late to dent morale seriously. The people of London were showing the spirit, courage, and resilience that had earned them the admiration of the world during a long siege. In the harshest winter of fifty years, they were living in primitive conditions. Thousands were homeless, living in the Underground and deep shelters. Women lined up for horse meat and were lucky to obtain one egg a month. They besieged emergency coal dumps. Everyone longed for peace. The bright new world seemed elusive. As the victory celebrations passed into memory, there were severe hardships and all the problems of post-war adjustment. Women lost the independence the war had lent them, husbands and wives had to learn to live together again, and children had a lot of catching up to do. Yet London's loss has often been its opportunity. Its people had eagerly embraced plans for a modern metropolis and an end to poverty. They voted overwhelmingly for a Labour government and the new, fairer social order that was their reward for all they had endured. The year of victory, 1945, represents an important chapter in London's---and Britain's---long history. Acclaimed historian Maureen Waller draws on a rich array of primary sources, letting the people tell their own story, to re-create that moment, bringing to it the social insight at which she excels.

Time Out London for Children

2012 edition
Author: Time Out Guides Ltd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407012223
Category: Travel
Page: 336
View: 4821
Time Out London for Children gives the lowdown on how to enjoy the city with kids in tow whether you're a native or a visitor. From shops, restaurants and parks to tourist attractions and trips out of town, we have every age covered, from tot to teenager. Discover sun-splashed lidos, muck in at city farms and get hands-on with arts and crafts; attend Saturday morning cinema clubs and view the pick of the children's theatre scene. The 2012 edition will also take you right up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games with details on where and how to participate in sports and activities.

The Little Book of the London Underground

Author: David Long
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752462369
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 5545
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London.

London's Underground

The Story of the Tube
Author: Oliver Green
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 0711240132
Category: Transportation
Page: 272
View: 7101
It is impossible to imagine London without the Tube: the beating heart of the city, the Underground shuttles over a billion passengers each year below its busy streets and across its leafy suburbs. The distinctive roundel, colour-coded maps and Johnston typeface have become design classics, recognised and imitated worldwide. Opening in 1863, the first sections were operated by steam engines, yet throughout its long history the Tube has been at the forefront of contemporary design, pioneering building techniques, electrical trains and escalators, and business planning. Architects such as Leslie W. Green and Charles Holden developed a distinctively English version of Modernism, and the latest stations for the Jubilee line extension, Overground and Elizabeth line carry this aesthetic forward into the twenty-first century. In this major work published in association with Transport for London, Tube expert Oliver Green traces the history of the Underground, following its troubles and triumphs, its wartime and peacetime work, and the essential part it has played in shaping London’s economy, geography, tourism and identity. Specially commissioned photography by Benjamin Graham (UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017) brings the story to life in vivid portraits of London Underground’s stations, tunnels and trains.

London Underground

Author: Oliver Harris
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641092833
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 709
Ein atemberaubender Thriller um späte Rache vor der beeindruckenden Kulisse Londons Bei einer Verfolgungsjagd durch die Londoner City entdeckt Detective Nick Belsey einen Bunker und ein mysteriöses Tunnellabyrinth unter den Straßen der Stadt. Der Verdächtige verschwindet darin spurlos, aber der ungewöhnliche Ort bringt Belsey auf eine Idee: Am Abend verabredet er sich dort mit einer jungen Frau zu einem ganz besonderen Rendezvous. Als er die junge Frau in der Dunkelheit des Tunnelsystems verliert, ist ihm bald klar, dass sie entführt worden ist. Weil niemand erfahren darf, dass er selbst in den Fall verwickelt ist, ermittelt Belsey fieberhaft und muss seinen Kollegen immer einen Schritt voraus sein: Er liefert sich ein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel mit dem Entführer, gerät immer tiefer in die Londoner Unterwelt hinein und stößt dabei auf eine eiskalte Rachegeschichte, die bis in die Zeiten des Kalten Krieges zurückreicht. Ein intelligenter, wendungsreicher Thriller und ein neuer Fall für Detective Nick Belsey, der den Leser mit seinen Ermittlungsmethoden hart an der Grenze zur Illegalität in Atem hält.

War at a Distance

Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime
Author: Mary A. Favret
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831555
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
View: 3041
What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways.

Virginia at War, 1861

Author: William C. Davis,James I. Robertson Jr.
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137624
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5695
Although nine of the former British colonies joined the United States before Virginia, the fate of the new republic depended heavily on the Commonwealth. With four of the first five American presidents, and many other founding fathers and framers of the Constitution, calling Virginia their home, the roots of American democracy are firmly planted within the borders of the Old Dominion. Similarly, several Southern states preceded Virginia in seceding from the Union, but until Virginia joined them in April 1861, the Confederacy lacked cohesion. Richmond was immediately named the capital of the fledgling nation, and by the end of spring, Virginia had become the primary political and military theater in which the grand tragedy of the Civil War was enacted. Virginia at War, 1861, edited by acclaimed historians William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr., vividly portrays the process of secession, the early phases of conflict, and the struggles of Virginians to weather the brutal storms of war. Virginia at War, 1861 is the first in a series of volumes on each of Virginia's five years as a Confederate state. Essays by eight noted Civil War scholars provide a three-dimensional view of Virginians' experiences during the first year of the War Between the States. In addition to recounting the remarkable military events taking place in Virginia in 1861, this collection examines a civilian population braced for war but divided on crucial questions, an economy pressed to cope with the demands of combat, and a culture that strained to reconcile its proud heritage with its uncertain future. In 1861, the outcome of the Civil War was far from determined, but for Virginians there was little doubt that the war experience would alter nearly everything they had known before the outbreak of hostilities. In exacting detail, Virginia at War, 1861 examines the earliest challenges of the Civil War, the changes war wrought, and the ways in which Virginians withstood and adapted to this profound, irrevocable upheaval.

British Cultural Memory and the Second World War

Author: Lucy Noakes,Juliette Pattinson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441149279
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 4613
Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography and the visual arts, journalism and propaganda, architecture, museums, music and literature. The enduring presence of the war in the public world is echoed in its ongoing centrality in many personal and family memories, with stories of the Second World War being recounted through the generations. This collection brings together recent historical work on the cultural memory of the war, examining its presence in family stories, in popular and material culture and in acts of commemoration in Britain between 1945 and the present.

London's Disused Underground Stations

Author: J. E.. Connor,J. E. Connor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854142504
Category: Subway stations
Page: 128
View: 9879
Previous ed: 1999.

Holland at War Against Hitler

Anglo-Dutch Relations 1940-1945
Author: M. R. D. Foot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291660
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 4557
First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stafford at War, 1939–1945

Author: Nick Thomas
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473818540
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 8468
Stafford at War is a vivid many-sided portrait of a county town during one of the extraordinary periods in English history. In his wide-ranging narrative Nick Thomas looks at the impact of the Second World War on the townspeople - how it affected their daily lives, their work, their families. And he recalls the contribution Stafford made to the war effort at home and abroad. The story he tells gives a fascinating insight into wartime life and it is a moving record of the sacrifices made by local people. His detailed and fully illustrated account will be fascinating reading for everyone who knows Stafford and wants to find out about its history.

An Imperial State at War

Britain From 1689-1815
Author: Lawrence Stone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134546025
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 7634
The study of eighteenth century history has been transformed by the writings of John Brewer, and most recently, with The Sinews of Power, he challenged the central concepts of British history. Brewer argues that the power of the British state increased dramatically when it was forced to pay the costs of war in defence of her growing empire. In An Imperial State at War, edited by Lawrence Stone (himself no stranger to controversy), the leading historians of the eighteenth century put the Brewer thesis under the spotlight. Like the Sinews of Power itself, this is a major advance in the study of Britain's first empire.

War at the Top

Author: James Leasor
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755100492
Category: History
Page: 318
View: 4067

Princes at War

The British Royal Family's Private Battle in the Second World War
Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408845091
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 3191
In 1936, the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era – the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V's sorely unequipped sons: Edward VIII abandoned his throne to marry divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson; Prince Henry preferred the sporting life of a country squire; the glamorous and hedonistic Prince George, Duke of Kent, was considered a wild card; and stammering George VI felt himself woefully unprepared for the demanding role of King. As Hitler's Third Reich tore up the boundaries of Europe and Britain braced itself for war, the new king struggled to manage internal divisions within the royal family. Drawing on many new sources including from the Royal Archives, Princes at War goes behind the palace doors to tell the thrilling drama of Britain at war.

Nightingales at War

(Nightingales 6)
Author: Donna Douglas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473517281
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 5164
As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting. For shy and troubled Eve, the hospital provides an escape from the pressures of home, but the life of a nurse is never easy, especially at wartime. Can the nurses rally together while war rages all around them? And will the Nightingale Hospital survive the Blitz?

Poland's Ghettos at War

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ardent Media
Page: N.A
View: 3961

The Underground War

Vimy Ridge to Arras
Author: Nigel Cave,Phillip Robinson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147382012X
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2932
This is the first part of a planned four-volume series focusing on a hitherto largely neglected aspect of the Great War on the Western Front - the war underground. The subject has fascinated visitors to the battlefields from the very beginning of battlefield pilgrimages in the years immediately after the Armistice, and locations such as Hill 60 and the Grange Subway at Vimy have always been popular stops on such tours. Three other volumes will follow, covering the Somme, Ypres and French Flanders. Each book in the series has a short description of the formation and development of Tunnelling Companies in the BEF and a glossary of technical terms. This volume looks mainly at the central Artois, the environs of the whole line of the Vimy Ridge to the River Scarpe and Arras. It does not aim to be a complete treatment of the intensive mining operations along this front. It concentrates on mining, in the area of Vimy Ridge, in Arras itself and at the use of ancient underground quarries, taking Roeux as a good example. There are extensive descriptions of mining on and around Vimy Ridge, including photography and explanations of systems that have been accessed recently but are closed to the public, such as the Goodman Subway. The narrative draws on French and German archival material and personal descriptions. The text is illustrated with numerous diagrams and maps, in particular from the British and German records, and there is an exhaustive guide to the Grange Subway. Other sites open to the public, in particular the Wellington Cave, are also explained and put into context. "BBC History - Archaeologists are beginning the most detailed ever study of a Western Front battlefield, an untouched site where 28 British tunnellers lie entombed after dying during brutal underground warfare. For WWI historians, it's the "holy grail"."

The 7/7 London Underground Bombing: Not So Homegrown

A Selection from The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death
Author: Bruce Hoffman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538863
Category: Political Science
Page: 38
View: 4195
This chapter analyzes the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks against four London transportation targets that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds others. It was among the most important operations directed by core al Qaeda leaders in years following the events of September 11th 2001. Initially, the incident was dismissed by the authorities, pundits and the media alike as the work of amateur terrorists——untrained, self-selected and self-radicalized, "bunches of guys" acting entirely on their own with no links to any terrorist organization. Evidence presented here, however, reveals a clear link between the bombers and the highest levels of the al Qaeda senior command, then based in the lawless border area separating Afghanistan and Pakistan.