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London at War

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by Jeffreys, Alan
London was a city on the front line in the Second World War. It suffered hits from nearly 12,000 tons of bombs, with nearly 30,000 civilians killed by enemy action. The Blitz changed the landscape of the city. Many famous landmarks were hit, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London - even the Imperial War Museum. Some areas, such as Stepney, were so badly damaged that they ...
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The War on Paper: 20 Documents that Defined the Second World War

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by Richards, Tony
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Poppies: Blood Red Lands and Seas of Red

The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower's famous moat between 17 July and 11 November 2014. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war. The po...
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Keep Calm and Carry on: The Truth Behind the Poster

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by Lewis, Bex
'Keep Calm and Carry On' has become one of the most recognisable slogans of the twenty-first century. But where is it from and why has it resonated so strongly with the modern British public? This book reveals the truth behind the now infamous poster, tracing its origins to the Second World War, when it was created to allay public panic in the event of a German invasion. Of course this feared invasion never...
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Churchill's War in Words: His Finest Quotes, 1939-1945

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by Asbury, Jonathan
Churchill's War in Words transports the reader back to the storm-struck days of the Second World War. Focussing only on words used at the time, it reveals the way that Winston Churchill talked about the conflict in public and in private - and the way that he himself was viewed at the time by family, friends, politicians, military leaders, staff , voters, allies and enemies.Presented in chronological order a...
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Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive was first published in 1980 to advise the public on what to do in the face of nuclear war. Warning that no part of the United Kingdom is safe, it details the effects of a nuclear fall-out, outlines how to plan for survival and recognise the warning signs when an attack is imminent, and advises on what to do immediately following an attack and in the days after. At times shocking and unne...
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The Ultimate World War II Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge

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by Whitworth, Kieran
Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this book will provide the ultimate challenge to even the most knowledgeable military historian. You might think you know a great deal about World War II but have you ever really tested your knowledge?
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Eve in Overalls: Women at Work in the Second World War

'There is hardly any kind of work left where [women] have not succeeded in taking the place of men', explains this pamphlet from the Second World War. First published in 1942, Eve in Overalls highlights the huge contribution made by women to the war eff ort. From air-raid wardens, signallers, electricians and drivers, to roles in the Navy, Air Force and territorial services, it describes how women entered t...
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Weird War One

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by Taylor, Peter
As the Imperial War Museum prepared their First World War galleries for 2014, they scoured their archives for the best materials of every kind - and that included the curious, the confusing and the amazing. From bizarre propaganda posters to cunning fake cities, from pigeon parachutes to the ventriloquist's dummy that saved his master's life, from tickle sticks to fly swats, this is proof that, as ever, the...
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Churchill Flip Book

IWM has managed a Film Archive since it was first established in 1917, and the Archive now covers all aspects of conflicts in which British, Commonwealth or former Empire countries have been involved since the start of the twentieth century. The constantly growing collection extends to over 23,000 hours of moving images, representing a wide and diverse range of material from public and service information ...
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The Somme: A Visual History

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by Richards, Anthony
Between 1 July and 18 November 1916 Britain's new volunteer army took the leading role in a battle on the Western Front for the first time. The Somme offensive was intended to achieve a decisive victory for the British and French Allies over the Germans, yet the Allies failed to achieve all of their objectives and the war was to continue for another two years. Over a million men from both sides became cas...
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The English and Their Country

'The English have for centuries been a puzzle to the people of other countries', explains this guide produced for overseas forces stationed in England during the Second World War. The English and Their Country attempts to solve this puzzle, providing an account of English characteristics for confused guests. Including everything from a description of England's geography and climate, to an explanation of th...
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Secrets of Churchill's War Rooms

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by Asbury, Jonathan
On 10 May 1940, Britain's new Prime Minister strode purposefully down to the basement of an anonymous government building and entered a top secret command centre. 'This,' growled Winston Churchill, 'is the room from which I will run the war.'This magnificent new volume gives you exclusive access to those War Rooms, bringing you closer than ever before to where Churchill not only ran the war - but won it. Go...
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Victory is in the Kitchen: Wartime Recipes

This gift book is collection of delightful and unusual recipes from the Second World War. Taken from the archives of IWM, the recipes show the ingenuity and creativity behind dishes rustled up out of meagre rations - from austerity recipes such as scrap bread pudding, potato pastry and sheep's heart pie to hearty English favourites including Lancashire hot pot, Queen's Pudding and crumpets. With colour imag...
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Imperial War Museum First World War Flip Book: Tanks

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by War Museum, Imperial
The Imperial War Museum's archive is home to more than 20,000 hours of moving image material spanning the twentieth century in Britain. The clips range from documentary film and official newsreels, to unedited combat footage, and amateur shots. In the museum's early days the films could only be viewed through Mutoscope machines from the late nineteenth century that functioned much like a flipbook, giving li...
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Churchill's Cookbook

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by Landemare, Georgina
"It is well to remember that the stomach governs the world."--Winston Churchill "Mrs. Landemare's food is distinguished. She is an inspired intuitive cook."--Clementine Churchill "Churchill's Cookbook" provides fascinating insight into what the legendary prime minister ate during World War II, containing over three hundred delicious recipes created by his personal cook, Georgina Landemare. The celebrity co...
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Explore! A Kid's Guide to IWM London

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by Foster, Jo
Explore! A Kid's Guide to IWM London is packed full of fun facts and activities to keep families engaged and entertained both during and after a visit. The guidebook picks out some of the most family friendly content to see in each gallery, as well as not-to-be-missed highlights and includes tips for adults on how to talk to children about war and questions to prompt conversations among families.Content is ...
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The First World War in Focus: Rare and Unseen Photographs

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by Wakefield, Alan
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A-Z of the First World War

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by War Museum, Imperial
"An A-Z of the First World War" is a concise, pocket-size guide, taking readers through the impressive collection of materials related to the Great War in the Imperial War Museum to shed light on this historic event on the occasion of its centenary. Beginning with "Archduke," which explores the role of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in escalating tensions in the weeks leading up to the war, a...
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First World War Poems from the Front

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by O'Prey, Paul
"From "How to Die," by Siegfried Sassoon" "Dark clouds are smouldering into red While down the craters morning burns. The dying soldier shifts his head To watch the glory that returns; He lifts his fingers toward the skies Where holy brightness breaks in flame; Radiance reflected in his eyes, And on his lips a whispered name." The poems in this anthology--all written by poets who served on the front line-...
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