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|Genre/Form:||Personal narratives, British|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Freedman, Jean R. (Jean Rose)
Whistling in the dark.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c1999
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean R Freedman
|Description:||xiii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. London Can Take It: Ideology and Wartime London --
3. Careless Talk Costs Lives: Speech in Wartime London --
4. Time Long Past: Narratives of Wartime London --
5. London Pride: Music and Wartime London --
6. Present Tense: Memories of Wartime London.
|Responsibility:||Jean R. Freedman.|
By exploring the differences between wartime documentation and postwar memory, oral and written artifacts, and the voices of the powerful and the obscure, Freedman illuminates the complex interactions between myth and history. She concludes that there are as many interpretations of what really happened during Britain's "finest hour" as there are people who remember it.