Forgotten Voices Of The Blitz And The Battle Of Britain by Joshua Levine


Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum ’s extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time.

In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler’s troops had overrun Holland, Belgium and France in quick succession, and the British people anticipated an invasion would soon be upon them. From July to October, they watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the result would decide their fate. Over the next nine months, the Blitz killed more than 43,000 civilians. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle which united the country against a hated enemy.

We hear from the soldiers, airmen, fire-fighters, air-raid wardens and civilians, people in the air and on the ground, on both sides of the battle, giving us a thrilling account of Britain under siege. With first-hand testimonies from those involved in Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, Black Saturday on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe began the Blitz, to its climax on the 10th May 1941, this is the definitive oral history of a period when Britain came closer to being overwhelmed by the enemy than at any other time in modern history.

5 Signature Version signed in the book by:

Cyril Bamberger, Ken Wilkinson, Bob Foster,
Richard Jones, B G Stapleton,
And the author Joshua Levine

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Cyril Bamberger, Bob Foster, Ken Wilkinson, Stapme Stapleton, John Ellacombe, Richard Jones,
Terence Kane, Owen Burns, Terry Clark, Nigel Rose, Len Davies and the author Joshua Levine.

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Signed in the book by Cyril Bamberger, Bob Foster, Ken Wilkinson, Richard Jones, Basil Stapleton, Terence Kane, Terry Clark, Tony Iveson, Nigel Rose and the Author Joshua Levine

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Signed by the following Battle of Britain Aircrew: Cyril Bamberger, Bob Foster, Ken Wilkinson, Trevor Gray, Jos Millard, John Down, Richard Jones, Owen Burns, Basil Stapleton, Tony Pickering, Geoffrey Wellum, John Ellacombe, Pete Brothers, Byron Duckenfield, Keith Lawrence, William Walker, Dick Summers, John Keatings, Albert Gregory, John Freeborn, Bob Foster

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