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Do you find yourself watching reality tv? Well, if you do, click off that set and head for the real thing. These diary entries, written 70 years ago by Ruby Thompson, who had to simultaneously put up with the Blitz bombing of London and a marriage that was as damaging to a woman's psyche as those Nazi bombs were to the city, will take you back to a time and put you in the middle of the history the way no boring textbook summary of the war could. What was it really like for the individuals who bore the fear, rationing, and destruction created by the Blitzkrieg against London? How were women stuck in bad marriages, held captive not only by convention, but by their own mindset that had been drilled into them from birth? Ruby's fierce intelligence, powers of observation, clear writing, and analysis of her miserable husband and unhappy marriage provide insight into both history and the psychological state of a woman stuck partly by her era and partly by her own sense of what was possible. A fascinating revelation for anyone interested in World history and women's history. Also check out the blog by the same title. Fascinating!

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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
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WWII London Blitz Diary...
February 26th, 2013
I have read other works about the war, but wasn't so much about the war. It was a very personal thing. Even though I liked it a lot, I am not used to reading such long things. At firzt, adter a fee pages I had to rein my mind in to keep it from wandering. After a while, I didn't want to put it down! I want to fin the earlier diaries now!! Thank you for sharing these with us.
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