Betty s Wartime Diary 1939 1945

This is a vivid, sometimes humorous, sometimes grim record of a unique time in British history, illustrated by photos, posters, and ephemera from the period."

Author: Betty Armitage

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854182218

Category: History

Page: 260

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Some years ago, journalist Nicholas Webley stumbled across a remarkable find during a routine investigation in a small house in Norfolk - a diary kept during the war years and scribbled for the most part in school exercise books and scraps of decomposing paper, written as it turned out by a seamstress born in the 1880's. Betty Armitage was a theatrical dresser during the first part of the century and moved to Norfolk before the war. Her diary is unusual, as it views the events of the war through the eyes of someone born around the time of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. So many accounts of the war are based on military experience or life in cities during the Blitz; here the great events of those years.

Mrs Miles s Diary

At the outbreak of the Second World War Constance Miles was living with her husband in the pretty Surrey village of Shere.

Author: Constance Miles

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Limited

ISBN: 1471125580

Category: Housewives

Page: 364

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At the outbreak of the Second World War Constance Miles was living with her husband in the pretty Surrey village of Shere. A prolific correspondent with a keen interest in current affairs, Constance kept a war journal from 1939 to 1943, recording in vivid detail what life was like for women on the Home Front. She writes of the impact of evacuees, of food shortages and the creative uses of what food there was, and the fears of the local populace, who wonder how they will cope. She tells of refugees from central Europe billeted in village houses and, later in the war, of the influx of American servicemen. She travels frequently to London, mourning the destruction of familiar landmarks and recording the devastation of the Blitz, but still finds time for tea in the Strand. A woman of strong convictions, Mrs Miles is not afraid to voice her opinion on public figures and her worries about the social upheavals she feels certain to follow the war. But most of all her journals record an overlooked aspect of the conflict: the impact on communities outside of major cities, who endured hardships we find hard to imagine today. It is a fascinating document that makes for compulsive reading.

Wartime Diary

This edition also features previously unpublished material, including her musings about consciousness and order, recommended reading lists, and notes on labor unions.

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252033773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Written from September 1939 to January 1941, Simone de Beauvoir’s Wartime Diary gives English readers unabridged access to one of the scandalous texts that threaten to overturn traditional views of Beauvoir’s life and work. Beauvoir’s account of her clandestine affair with Jacques Bost and sexual relationships with various young women challenges the conventional picture of Beauvoir as the devoted companion of Jean-Paul Sartre, just as her account of completing her novel She Came to Stay at a time when Sartre’s philosophy in Being and Nothingness was barely begun calls into question the traditional view of Beauvoir’s novel as merely illustrating Sartre’s philosophy. Most important, the Wartime Diary provides an exciting account of Beauvoir’s philosophical transformation from the prewar solipsism of She Came to Stay to the postwar political engagement of The Second Sex. This edition also features previously unpublished material, including her musings about consciousness and order, recommended reading lists, and notes on labor unions. In providing new insights into Beauvoir’s philosophical development, the Wartime Diary promises to rewrite a crucial chapter of Western philosophy and intellectual history.

Prisoner of War Diary of Stan Cornwell

William Cornwell had been a regular soldier through the Boer War and First World War. ... The folder also contained wartime documents relating to my father, some photographs and letters, and a diary which my father had recorded from ...

Author: David Cornwell

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781839521737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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In September 1943, just at the moment when their Italian guards were deserting their posts and British Prisoners of War were about to be liberated by the advancing Allied troops, they were ordered by their own officers to stay in their camps. This order, from the M19 branch of the Ministry of Defence, contradicted Churchill's express wishes that all POWs should be allowed to walk free. Fifty thousand Allied prisoners missed their chance as German troops recaptured the camps and transported the POWs to Germany and Poland where they would spend the rest of the war.This is the diary of one of those fifty thousand. Lance Corporal Stan Cornwell documents the daily preoccupations of a POW, played out against the backdrop of global conflict. The diary shows how comradeship enabled men to cope with hardships, frustrations, anxieties and insecurities, and how they and their families were able to hang on to their ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances of loss, deprivation and chaos.

An Englishman at War The Wartime Diaries of Stanley Christopherson DSO MC Bar 1939 1945

Knowing my particular interest in the war, he shared with me some of the passages of his father's wartime diaries, which he had brought along. It seemed the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry had got through DDay itself without suffering too ...

Author: Stanley Christopherson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448127498

Category: History

Page: 560

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‘An astonishing record...There is no other wartime diary that can match the scope of these diaries’ James Holland ‘An outstanding contribution to the literature of the Second World War’Professor Gary Sheffield From the outbreak of war in September 1939 to the smouldering ruins of Berlin in 1945, via Tobruk, El Alamein, D-Day and the crossing of the Rhine, An Englishman at War is a unique first-person account of the Second World War. Stanley Christopherson’s regiment, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, went to war as amateurs and ended up one of the most experienced, highly trained and most valued armoured units in the British Army. A junior officer at the beginning of the war, Christopherson became the commanding officer of the regiment soon after the D-Day landings. What he and his regiment witnessed presents a unique overview of one of the most cataclysmic events in world history and gives an extraordinary insight, through tragedy and triumph, into what it felt like to be part of the push for victory.

The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl

On the outbreak of the war the bank went out of business, but Dr. J. J. Robertson, who was cashier ... the building long after it ceased to have anything to do with finance, and hence the frequent allusions to "the bank" in the diary.

Author: Eliza Frances Andrews

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066052584

Category: History

Page: 236

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"The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl" is Eliza Frances Andrews' diary in which she describes in detail the situation in Georgia during the last year of the Civil War. Andrews wrote about the anger and despair of Confederate citizens, caused by the General Sherman's devastation.

Margot Asquith s Great War Diary 1914 1916

Only during the comparatively short period of his great popularity early in the war was Asquith more or less immune from the ... For wartime reductions in ministerial salaries, see Stevenson Diary, 80; Riddell War Diary, 213–14; Grigg, ...

Author: Margot Asquith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198229773

Category: History

Page: 417

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Diary of the wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister who lead Great Britain during the first two years of World War I. Covers the early war years and Lloyd George's defeat of Asquith's government in December 1916.

The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl Illustrated Edition

Civil War Memories Series Eliza Frances Andrews ... Like most of the older towns in the State it is built around an open square, in the center of which stood the quaint old county courthouse so often mentioned in this part of the diary, ...

Author: Eliza Frances Andrews

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664100108

Category: History

Page: 236

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Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. "The Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl" is Eliza Frances Andrews' diary in which she describes in detail the situation in Georgia during the last year of the Civil War. Andrews wrote about the anger and despair of Confederate citizens, caused by the General Sherman's devastation.

Pacific War Diary 1942 1945

An ordinary sailor's eyewitness account of his experiences during World War II describes events in the Pacific, his reaction to the war, and the average seaman's daily life. Reprint.

Author: James J. Fahey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061840080X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

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An ordinary sailor's eyewitness account of his experiences during World War II describes events in the Pacific, his reaction to the war, and the average seaman's daily life. Reprint.

These Wonderful Rumours

May Smith is twenty-four at the outbreak of World War Two; at night, the sirens wail, and the young men of the village leave to fight.

Author: May Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748132713

Category: History

Page: 288

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May Smith is twenty-four at the outbreak of World War Two; at night, the sirens wail, and the young men of the village leave to fight. But still, ordinary life goes on: May goes shopping, plays tennis, takes holidays and even falls in love - while recording it faithfully in her diary. 'May is simply a joy, a bright spark in dark times' The Times

War Diary of Clare Gass

The latter are a charming reminder that diaries are fundamentally private documents; they are not classroom exercises. The punctuation reveals the rhythm and style of her language, perhaps also of her day, even of her personality ...

Author: Clare Gass

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773521261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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During the First World War Clare Gass spent four years as a lieutenant and nursing sister in the medical corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The War Diary of Clare Gass documents her daily experiences, from the beginning of her military training in 1915 to her return from Europe in 1918. Gass records the sights and sounds and smells of war as well as quoting the then-unknown "In Flanders' Fields," written by her colleague Dr John McCrae. Well aware that her work was an exceptional experience for a woman, she made the most of her time, whether nursing, exploring the countryside around the hospital, or taking photographs. Her lively personality and passion for her work shine through the diary and offer a unique perspective on the Canadian contribution to the war effort.

A Diary of Darkness

This is the first time it has appeared in English. Kiyosawa was an American-educated commentator on politics and foreign affairs who became increasingly isolated in Japan as militant nationalists rose to power.

Author: Kiyosawa Kiyoshi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691186825

Category: History

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A Diary of Darkness is one of the most important and compelling documents of wartime Japan. Between 1942 and 1945, the liberal journalist Kiyosawa Kiyoshi (1890-1945) kept at great personal risk a diary of his often subversive social and political observations and his personal struggles. The diary caused a sensation when it was published in Japan in 1948 and is today regarded as a classic. This is the first time it has appeared in English. Kiyosawa was an American-educated commentator on politics and foreign affairs who became increasingly isolated in Japan as militant nationalists rose to power. He began the diary as notes for a history of the war, but it soon became an "inadvertent autobiography" and a refuge for the bitter criticism of Japanese authoritarianism that he had to repress publicly. It chronicles growing bureaucratic control over everything from the press to people's clothing. Kiyosawa pours scorn on such leaders as Premiers Tojo and Koiso. He laments the rise of hysterical propaganda and relates his own and his friends' struggles to avoid arrest. He writes in gripping detail about increasing poverty, crime, and disorder. He records the sentiments of the local barber as faithfully as those of senior politicians. And all the while he traces the gradual disintegration of Japan's war effort and the looming certainty of defeat. A Diary of Darkness is a perceptive and courageous account of wartime Japan and a revealing record of the devastation wrought by total war.

A Woman s Wartime Journal

WARTIME. JOURNAL. JANUARY 1, 1864. A new year is ushered in, but peace comes not with it. Scarcely a family but has given some of its members to the bloody war that is still decimating our nation. Oh, that its ravages may soon be ...

Author: Dolly Sumner Lunt

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469607795

Category: Social Science

Page: 30

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Dolly Sumner Lunt begins her diary, A Woman's Wartime Journal, published in 1918, by recalling her anxiety about the approach of General Sherman's Union army on January 1, 1864. While she worries about the arrival of Sherman's troops and their habit of pillaging and burning everything in their path, she records stories of visits by local raiders posing as U.S. soldiers and the sleepless nights she has spent watching fires on the horizon. Despite Lunt's efforts to hide her valuable possessions, which include sending her mules into the woods, dividing her stores of meat among the slaves, and burying the silver, the passing Union troops raid her house and plantation and take her slaves with them. They also set fire to cotton bales in her barn, but the blaze burns out before spreading, largely sparing Lunt's property the widespread destruction suffered by neighboring plantations. In her last entries, dated December 1865, Lunt writes optimistically about the recovery of her farm, her new sharecropping system, and the first cheerful Christmas in years. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works back into print. DocSouth Books editions are selected from the digital library of Documenting the American South and are unaltered from the original publication. The DocSouth series uses digital technology to offer e-books and print-on-demand publications, providing affordable and accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

A Very Private Diary

Filled with romance, glamour and inevitably sadness, too, these are the rich memories of an irrepressible personality, living through the turbulent years of the Second World War.

Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297871569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War. 'I always seem to be saying good-bye to men whom I might have loved had there been enough time...' 1939: 18-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry arrives in London from Ireland, hoping for adventure. Little did she know what the next seven years would bring. In her extraordinary diary, published now for the first time, Mary records in intimate detail her life as a nurse, both on the Home Front and on the frontline. From nursing children during bombing raids in London to treating Allied soldiers in Normandy, Mary's experiences gave her vivid and unforgettable material for the private diary she was dedicated to keeping. Filled with romance, glamour and inevitably sadness, too, these are the rich memories of an irrepressible personality, living through the turbulent years of the Second World War.

Nine Wartime Lives

Nella Last's War: The Second World War diaries of housewife, 49 (London, 2006). Dorothy Sheridan, the MO archivist, edited Among You Taking Notes: The wartime diary of Naomi Mitchison (London, 1985). Edward Stebbing published his own MO ...

Author: James Hinton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199574667

Category: History

Page: 258

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Nine Wartime Lives uses diaries kept by nine 'ordinary' people in wartime Britain to re-evaluate the social history of the war, and to reflect on the twentieth-century making of the modern self. These diaries were written by some of the unusually self-reflective and public-spirited people who agreed to write intimate journals about their daily activity for the social research organisation, Mass Observation. Placing individuals at the centre of hisanalysis, James Hinton probes the impact of war on attitudes to citizenship, the changing relationships between men and women, and the search for meanings in life that could transcend the wartime context of limitless violence, while resisting nostalgic contrasts between the presumed dutiful citizenship of wartimeBritain and contemporary anti-social individualism.

Larkhill s Wartime Locators

Royal Artillery Survey in the Second World War Massimo Mangilli-Climpson. 52 Bell, B.H.J. private correspondence April 2000. 53 WE III/1931/5 22.7.1940 3rd Survey received from III Corps. 3rd Survey War Diary 1940-41 op. cit.

Author: Massimo Mangilli-Climpson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781781594445

Category: History

Page: 608

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"Artillery survey suffered during the pacifist inter-war period but the war in North Africa highlighted its importance. By the end of 1942 ten major survey units had been formed. Nine were conventional serving in all the main theatres, including the Far East. They played a key part in victories such as El Alamein, Anzio, Caen and Imphal, with their flash-spotting, sound-ranging and surveying of gun lines. A tenth regiment was secretly involved tracing the flight of Hitlers V1 and V2 rockets in order to locate their launch bases. These ‘soldier-scientists were all trained at the School of Survey, Larkhill, on Salisbury Plain. Their work took them to the front line and a considerable number were casualties or became POWs. This is the story of the contribution of these 4,000 men who made up the Survey Regiments. It tells of the heroes, such as Robert (Tug) Wilson of the SBS and the skilful men whose actions under the most difficult and dangerous conditions have received little acknowledgement until now."

Wartime in Burma

Wartime in Burma is a stirring memoir that presents a personal account of U Sein Tin’s feelings about the war, his anxiety for the safety of his family, the bombing of Rangoon, and what happened to them during the next six chaotic months ...

Author: Theippan Maung Wa

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780896804715

Category: History

Page: 240

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This diary, begun after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and covering the invasion of Burma up to June 1942, is a moving account of the dilemmas faced by the well-loved and prolific Burmese author Theippan Maung Wa (a pseudonym of U Sein Tin) and his family. At the time of the Japanese invasion, U Sein Tin was deputy secretary in the Ministry of Home and Defense Affairs. An Oxford-trained member of the Indian Civil Service, working for the British administration on the eve of the invasion, he lived with his wife and three small children in Rangoon. Wartime in Burma is a stirring memoir that presents a personal account of U Sein Tin’s feelings about the war, his anxiety for the safety of his family, the bombing of Rangoon, and what happened to them during the next six chaotic months of the British retreat. The author and his family leave Rangoon to live in a remote forest in Upper Burma with several other Burmese civil servants, their staff, and valuable possessions—rich pickings for robbers. His diary ends abruptly on June 5, his forty-second birthday; U Sein Tin was murdered on June 6 by a gang of Burmese bandits. The diary pages, scattered on the floor of the house, were rescued by his wife and eventually published in Burma in 1966. What survives is a unique account that shines new light on the military retreat from Burma.

The War Diaries

The creators of the Assassin's Cloak present an anthology of wartime diary entries from Josef Goebbels, Ana‹s Nin, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Pepys, Salam Pax, Che Guevara, Thomas Mann, H. L. Mencken, and many others. Reprint.

Author: Irene Taylor

Publisher: Canongate Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124288460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 676

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The creators of the Assassin's Cloak present an anthology of wartime diary entries from Josef Goebbels, Ana‹s Nin, Florence Nightingale, Samuel Pepys, Salam Pax, Che Guevara, Thomas Mann, H. L. Mencken, and many others. Reprint.

Communication Interpreting and Language in Wartime

Wartime Diaries and Letters of Jacques Playoust or 'Seven Aussie Poilus' 1914–18, p. 85. Drane, diary entry, 15 December 1914, Complete Anzac Gallipoli War Diary by T.E. Drane http://bushroots.com/wp/2009/06/ ...

Author: Amanda Laugesen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030270377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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This edited book provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the topics of translation and cross-cultural communication in times of war and conflict. It examines the historical and contemporary experiences of interpreters in war and in war crimes trials, as well as considering policy issues in communication difficulties in war-related contexts. The range of perspectives incorporated in this volume will appeal to scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, particularly in the fields of translating and interpreting, conflict and war studies, and military history.

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth century Europe

A chart of the population changes for the major cities of the former tsarist empire can be found in Diane Koenker, “Urbanization and Deurbanization in the Russian Revolution and Civil War,” Journal of Modern History 57, no. 3 (Sept.

Author: Nicholas Atkin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313336577

Category: History

Page: 230

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Includes accounts of civilians' roles and experiences through wars in twentieth-century Europe.