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The first Blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918

Author: Neil Hanson
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fighting was raging on the other side of the Channel, but in London, in the warmth of a drowsy late-September afternoon, the war seemed a long way away. The roads were strangely quiet and deserted, for petrol restrictions had reduced motor traffic almost to zero. London seemed breathless, in the tense expectancy of disaster. The alarm was given soon after nightfall. At Biggin Hill and a score of other airfields,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Hanson
ISBN: 9780385611701 0385611706 9780385611718 0385611714
OCLC Number: 212431172
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 436 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Neil Hanson.

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Tells the story of the first London Blitz - six raids by German bombers in eight nights in 1917. This title focuses on the events of August 1918 and the countdown to the incendiary raids that would  Read more...

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