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The Blitz - an Illustrated History
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Gavin Mortimer is the author of Stirling (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), a ground-breaking history of the early operations of the SAS, The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) and The Blitz: An Illustrated History (Osprey, 2010). An award-winning writer whose books have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, Gavin has previously written for The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Esquire magazine. He continues to contribute to a wide range of newspapers and magazines from BBC History to the American Military History Quarterly. In addition he has lectured on the SAS in World War Two at the National Army Museum.

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"This is a gripping story. Mortimer has an eye for telling details which vividly portray the terror and the surreality of the Blitz." --Brett Holman, www.airminded.org"This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the this story of World War Two. Highly recommended!" --Frederick Boucher, AeroScale"Mortimer's arresting re-creations of these many and varied experiences--from the heart-wrenching to the surreal--are gracefully woven from newspaper accounts, diaries, and interviews, and unfold in perfect counterpoint to the images." --Gene Santoro, World War II Magazine (May/June 2011)"Divided into several sections, each covering a specific place and time period, we now get to see what the blitz was like and how it changed the face of the towns it affected and the lives of the people involved ... A superb book with clear and crisp images shown in landscape format it is an excellent chronicle of this period of British history." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (November 2010)"Covering in detail all the major bombing sprees geographically and chronologically, The Blitz: An Illustrated Histoy combines compelling prose, reams of personal testimony, and most importantly photographs, to bring the reader nearly into the experience and will leave them with a deep respect for WWII-era city-dwelling Britons." --Kathryn Atwood, www.curledup.com..".uses photos from the Mirror newspaper group to capture the experience of the Blitz of 1940-41. Mnay images here haven't seen publication before: they were censored during the war and only appear here seventy years later. Images blend with newspaper articles, diary entries, and more to compile a vivid 'you are there' repeort packed with over 200 period photographs." --The Midwest Book Review This is a gripping story. Mortimer has an eye for telling details which vividly portray the terror and the surreality of the Blitz. "Brett Holman, www.airminded.org" This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the this story of World War Two. Highly recommended! "Frederick Boucher, AeroScale" Mortimer's arresting re-creations of these many and varied experiences--from the heart-wrenching to the surreal--are gracefully woven from newspaper accounts, diaries, and interviews, and unfold in perfect counterpoint to the images. "Gene Santoro, World War II Magazine (May/June 2011)" Divided into several sections, each covering a specific place and time period, we now get to see what the blitz was like and how it changed the face of the towns it affected and the lives of the people involved ... A superb book with clear and crisp images shown in landscape format it is an excellent chronicle of this period of British history. "Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (November 2010)" Covering in detail all the major bombing sprees geographically and chronologically, The Blitz: An Illustrated Histoy combines compelling prose, reams of personal testimony, and most importantly photographs, to bring the reader nearly into the experience and will leave them with a deep respect for WWII-era city-dwelling Britons. "Kathryn Atwood, www.curledup.com" ...uses photos from the Mirror newspaper group to capture the experience of the Blitz of 1940-41. Mnay images here haven't seen publication before: they were censored during the war and only appear here seventy years later. Images blend with newspaper articles, diary entries, and more to compile a vivid 'you are there' repeort packed with over 200 period photographs. "The Midwest Book Review"" "This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the this story of World War Two. Highly recommended!" -Frederick Boucher, "AeroScale" "Divided into several sections, each covering a specific place and time period, we now get to see what the blitz was like and how it changed the face of the towns it affected and the lives of the people involved ... A superb book with clear and crisp images shown in landscape format it is an excellent chronicle of this period of British history." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness "(November 2010) "Covering in detail all the major bombing sprees geographically and chronologically, The Blitz: An Illustrated Histoy combines compelling prose, reams of personal testimony, and most importantly photographs, to bring the reader nearly into the experience and will leave them with a deep respect for WWII-era city-dwelling Britons."- Kathryn Atwood, www.curledup.com "This is a gripping story. Mortimer has an eye for telling details which vividly portray the terror and the surreality of the Blitz." -Brett Holman, www.airminded.org "Mortimer s arresting re-creations of these many and varied experiences from the heart-wrenching to the surreal are gracefully woven from newspaper accounts, diaries, and interviews, and unfold in perfect counterpoint to the images." -Gene Santoro, World War II Magazine (May/June 2011) ..".uses photos from the Mirror newspaper group to capture the experience of the Blitz of 1940-41. Mnay images here haven't seen publication before: they were censored during the war and only appear here seventy years later. Images blend with newspaper articles, diary entries, and more to compile a vivid 'you are there' repeort packed with over 200 period photographs." - "The Midwest Book Review"" "Divided into several sections, each covering a specific place and time period, we now get to see what the blitz was like and how it changed the face of the towns it affected and the lives of the people involved ... A superb book with clear and crisp images shown in landscape format it is an excellent chronicle of this period of British history." - Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness "(November 2010) "Covering in detail all the major bombing sprees geographically and chronologically, The Blitz: An Illustrated Histoy combines compelling prose, reams of personal testimony, and most importantly photographs, to bring the reader nearly into the experience and will leave them with a deep respect for WWII-era city-dwelling Britons."- Kathryn Atwood, www.curledup.com "This is a gripping story. Mortimer has an eye for telling details which vividly portray the terror and the surreality of the Blitz." -Brett Holman, www.airminded.org "Mortimer's arresting re-creations o

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