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Dear Helen : wartime letters from a Londoner to her American pen pal

Author: Betty M Swallow; Helen Bradley; Russell M Jones; John H Swanson
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In letters written between 1937 and 1950 to her American pen pal, a working-class Londoner offers accounts of the Blitz and of wartime deprivations and postwar austerity, interweaving descriptions of terror with talk about theater, clothes, and family outings, providing a unique view of daily life during World War II"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Nonfiction
Correspondence
Personal narratives, English
Named Person: Betty M Swallow; Helen Bradley; Helen Bradley; Betty M Swallow
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty M Swallow; Helen Bradley; Russell M Jones; John H Swanson
ISBN: 9780826218506 0826218504
OCLC Number: 277086179
Description: xi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning --
The "phony war" --
"France has surrendered and we are all on our ownsomes" --
February 1941-early 1942 --
July 1942-February 1945 --
August 1945-1947 --
May 10, 1949-December 1950 --
Helen Bradley to Betty Swallow, August 18, 1969.
Responsibility: edited by Russell M. Jones and John H. Swanson.

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Depicts World War II - from its buildup to its aftermath - from the perspective of an average London citizen. This work features accounts of the Blitz and wartime deprivations, then of the postwar  Read more...

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