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Synopsis: During the lead up to and over the course of World War II, London was a city transformed as it simultaneously became the front line and the command center of Allied operations. The scale and speed of the city’s transformation has been unparalleled in London’s history as the government requisitioned buildings and defenses were built while bombing wrought devastation across the city, changing it forever. This book will guide the reader, as a virtual tourist—or a real one—around war-time London. Buildings that had a specific war time use or have a link to an important event that occurred during the war are revealed, along with the often secret activities, known only to a select few at the time, of the organizations who occupied them. Buildings used as air raid shelters, iconic buildings damaged by enemy bombing, and how London itself changed is all brought to life. Clear maps make this a user-friendly guide for the London explorer and the fascinating background information will enthrall the virtual tourist. Selfridges was still a shopper’s paradise during the war—but what did the emporium hide in the basement?
About the Author: James Beardon is a trained physicist who previously worked for the Ministry of Defence and in industry before taking up a role with Which? Magazine, where he is responsible for the quality of the research presented to Members. He has been studying military history for many years and has written many articles for Which? Magazine and Which? Computing magazine. This book is the result of many years touring, photographing, and studying London.
Title: The Spellmount Guide to London in the Second...
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the lead up to and throughout the course of the Second World War, London was a city transformed, as it simultaneously became the front line and the command centre of Allied operations. The scale and speed of London's transformation are unparalleled in its history as the government requisitioned buildings and built defences while bombing wrought devastation across the city, changing it forever. This book will guide the reader - as an armchair tourist or a real one - around wartime London.Buildings that had a specific wartime use or have a link to an important event that occurred during the war are revealed, along with the often secret activities, known to only a select few, of the organisations that occupied them. Structures used as air-raid shelters, iconic landmarks damaged by enemy bombing and other ways in which London changed are all brought to life in this user-friendly guide. Sections cover the seven central London boroughs, from Hammersmith to Tower Hamlets, together with chapters on Greater London and on memorials and museums, accompanied by maps and photographs of the city then and now. Seller Inventory # AA79780752493497
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