E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
UK ed.
The History Press Ltd
30 b&w
234 x 157 x 19 mm
396 g
E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester (häftad)

E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester

Häftad Engelska, 2010-09-01
Skickas inom 5-8 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 1 format & utgåvor
E.J. Rudsdale's role as a museum curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during the Second World War gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the Home Front in his journals. Seventy years later, the selected extracts gathered here provide a remarkable insight into wartime life. Rudsdale's writing is characterised throughout by his wry observations of wartime officialdom and his lack of conformity with the prevailing views of the time. He was a pacifist, which gives his journals an unusual perspective. However, even as a civilian he could not escape the conflict, living in a garrison town threatened by invasion and regular bombing raids. His journals, therefore, record anxious and tragic events, but throughout it all his sense of humour is never diminished. This absorbing collection demonstrates Rudsdale's ability to bring a scene vividly to life and each account highlights the daily pressures that people endured as they valiantly tried to carry on with normal life in spite of the war.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester
  2. +
  3. Museums in the Second World War

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Museums in the Second World War av Catherine Pearson, Suzanne Keene (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 1698 kr


Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Catherine Pearson

Recensioner i media

CATHERINE PEARSON has a BA in Medieval and Modern History from King's College, London, and an MA in Museum Studies from University College London. She recently completed a PhD at UCL on the history of Britain's museums during the Second World War, which was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She lives in Chelmsford. Now deceased, E.J. Rudsdale was born in 1910 in Colchester. He left the Royal Grammar School in 1928 to become Curator's Assistant at Colchester Castle Museum.

Bloggat om E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colc...