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Blitzkrieg and jitterbugs : college life in wartime, 1939-1942

Author: Elizabeth Waterston
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012.
Series: Footprints series (Montréal, Quebec), 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elizabeth Hillman enrolled at McGill University the week World War II began. As a freshman writing for the McGill Daily, she covered torchlight football parades and dances at the Ritz Carleton hotel while elsewhere the paper reported U-boats torpedoing convoys and war planes plummeting into the British channel.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth Waterston; Elizabeth Waterston; Elizabeth Waterston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Waterston
ISBN: 9780773539761 077353976X
OCLC Number: 761459484
Description: xiii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One 1939-1940 --
Prelude --
Daily Debut --
Going with the Wind --
Dance and Debate --
Daily Disaster --
Winter --
Poetry --
Politics --
Silver Swan --
First Finals --
pt. Two 1940-1941 --
Interval --
Knittin' for Britain --
Around the Worlds --
Authority --
Eros --
Status of Women --
Agape --
pt. Three 1941-1942 --
Interval --
Curriculum --
Conscription --
Harbour --
Extracurricular --
Winding Down --
Aftermath.
Series Title: Footprints series (Montréal, Quebec), 16.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hillman Waterston ; preface by Michael Bliss.
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