Life in the Debris of War
John Murray 2005
Paperback 512pp Illustrated
9780719566028   Product Code: 62523
By 1945 London was reeling from the effects of seemingly never-ending bombing raids. Once a vibrant metropolis, the capital had been reduced to a shabby wreck, a shadow of its former self, pervaded by the smell of ash. Drawing on first hand testimonies and archive photographs, acclaimed historian Maureen Waller examines every aspect of this pivotal year, from the social deprivation and exhaustion of war to the social utopia promised by the new Labour government.