Bandaging the Blitz

Bandaging the Blitz

Sitting down to watch the finished programme, Blitz Street ... treated each day as another Bandaging the Blitz Table of Contents COPYRIGHT Dedication Foreword.

Author: Phyll Macdonald Ross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751559927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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An incredible true coming-of-age story In 1938, eighteen-year-old Phyllis Ellsworth packs her bags, says goodbye to her anxious parents and sets off from her quiet seaside home for the Hackney Hospital in London's bustling East End, where she is to fulfill her dream to train as a nurse. At first, it is a whirlwind of long days, hard work, new friends and plenty of mischief, but just ten months later Britain declares war on Germany and life at the hospital is transformed. Phyll's days become an endless cycle of air-raid sirens, injured servicemen and anxiously waiting for news of loved ones. And when she falls in love with a handsome young solider, Alistair, Phyll's work provides the only distraction from worrying about his safety. Bandaging the Blitz is a true story of coming-of-age in terrible times, of the blossoming of first romance into a life-long love affair, and of a young woman whose eagerness to do good in the world brought her suddenly face-to-face with death and drama in all its many guises.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rose in the Blitz

Rose in the Blitz

Mrs Pinker was bandaging the woman's arm. She looked up and nodded as Rosemary and Rose went out into the icy brightness of the school playground.

Author: Rebecca Stevens

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 9781910655559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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It's the night before Rose's mum re-marries. Rose can't sleep for worrying and nor can her muddled Great-Aunt Cosy, her namesake. Rose sees the old lady leaving the house and runs after her to the London underground. Their empty train stops in 1940, in a war-torn London broken by the Blitz. Here, Rose witnesses great romance and impending sacrifice. Tragedy will surely follow - unless she can change what happens next ...
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Blitz Kids

Blitz Kids

First she covered up the bodyof the dead bus conductress, helped other passengers from the bus and then set about bandaging the wounded with strips of ...

Author: Sean Longden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849018272

Category: History

Page: 160

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From the dangers of London streets during the Blitz to working on the high seas in the Merchant Navy during the Atlantic Convoy, children were on the frontline of battle during the Second World War. In Sean Longden's gripping retelling of the conflict, he explores how the war impacted upon a whole generation who lost their innocence at home and abroad, on the battlefield and the home front. Through extensive interviews and research, Longden uncovers previously untold stories of heroism and courage: the eleven year old boy who was sunk on the SS Benares and left in frozen water for two days; the teenage Girl Guide awarded the George Medal for bravery; the merchant seaman sunk three times by the age of seventeen; the fourteen year old who signed up for the army three times before finally seeing action in the Normandy campaign; the fourteen year old 'Boy Buglers' of the Royal Marines on active service onboard battleships; as well as the harrowing experiences of the boy who was survived the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster; the horrors of being a child captive in the German PoW camps. Blitz Kids will change forever the way one sees the relationship between the Second World War and the generation - our grandparents and great grandparents- who bravely faced the challenge of Nazism. Allowing them to tell their stories in their own words, Sean Longden brings both the horrors and the humour of young lives lived in troubled times. The book includes stories of: The seventeen year old boy who signed up 4 times before he made it onto the beaches at Normandy. The Girl Guide who saved a family during the blitz. The teenage merchant seaman who was sunk three times. What it was like to be a teenage POW after the disasters of Dunkirk. Praise for Sean Longden: "A rising name in military history ... able to uncover the missing stories of the Second World War." The Guardian 'A tenacious sleuth of Second World War secrets.' Andrew Roberts. 'At times you have to stop and remind yourself that you're reading history and not an 007 thriller." The Soldier. 'First class history from a first class historian' Military Illustrated. 'Fascinating'. Financial Times.
Categories: History

Blitz Police

Blitz Police

... and began administering first aid. After bandaging the soldier's injuries, he retrieved the driver's Thompson submachine gun and magazine.

Author: J. Thomas Callahan

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781684099962

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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While hunting in the mountains outside of American-occupied Salzburg, Austria, shortly after the end of World War II, decorated US Army Sergeant Jacob 'Jake' Wells discovers a crate buried in a cave. When he opens the crate, he unwittingly opens a Pandora's box that will have him fighting for his lifeand have his son questioning his integrity nearly seventy years later. Within hours of opening the crate, he and his best friend find themselves propelled into a world of danger great
Categories: Fiction

Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain

Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britain

He must have been in marvellous condition before he was injured because the bums were already healing. His eyes were bandaged right over, ...

Author: Joshua Levine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409034087

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 527

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.
Categories: History

Ballroom Blitz

Ballroom Blitz

“It's just a flesh wound, looks worse than it is,” Lola said matter-of-factly, “But I'll have to clean and bandage it.” She looked around the wrecked ...

Author: Cora Buhlert

Publisher: Pegasus Pulp Publishing

ISBN: 9781393117018

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

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Anjali and Mikhail go on a Valentine’s Day date. Trouble ensues. Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together. Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them. It’s Valentine’s Day and so Mikhail and Anjali enjoy a well-deserved romantic dinner. But their date is rudely interrupted, when they find themselves caught in the crossfire of a turf war between two rival gangsters. This is a Valentine’s Day novella of 23200 words or approximately 78 print pages in the “In Love and War” series by Hugo finalist Cora Buhlert, but may be read as a standalone.
Categories: Fiction

The BLITZ KIDS

The BLITZ KIDS

“Leave a bloodstained bandage by the hatch and they will think I am with you.” His voice was barely audible now. “Aye man, that's a grand idea.

Author: Paul Douglas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145359938X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 229

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This is the `amazing` story of a brother and sister`s adventure, which begins in war torn London in 1940. A piece of paper with symbols on it, accidentally comes into Jo and Geordie Cameron`s possession! Could it be a Secret Code? Jo and Geordie are kidnapped and the lad is tortured by the `Ferret`. They escape from their prison and get help from gang members Alan, Eddy and Pete. After a roller coaster ride they find their home bombed and their mother missing. Their father, a Captain in the Royal Marines, sends them to their Uncle in Scotland while he is called to the War Office. At King`s Cross Gang Leader Gary gives Geordie Long Distance Lizzie to look after and Jo acts on impulse! Disaster strikes when a bomb explodes on the train and the Flying Scotsman is dive-bombed by a `Stuka` at the Forth Bridge! When they reach Dundee someone is watching! In Carlogie they meet `Bonnie` the mare and later renew their friendship with `Spot Oor Dog`. There is a GREAT RAT HUNT and Spot gets badly bitten! The next day they get a cable from their father but German Commandos invade the farm! The kids get unexpected help before making their escape on a motorbike! They are taken to an Airfield and fly south in a Lysander! Two more narrow escapes later they reach London to find the Blitz Kids Gang have been warned! An Almighty BATTLE takes place and more discoveries are made before Jo and Geordie and their friends in the BLITZ KIDS GANG fight the invaders to a standstill! There are more surprises in store but to know more you must read the book!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

First Blitz

First Blitz

... one about five years old, the other about three, the one with his head bandaged, the other with his little arm in splints, crying for their mummy.

Author: Neil Hanson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446422175

Category: History

Page: 592

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A world away from the killing fields of France was a battle that could have changed the face of history. Over the course of 1917, German bombers threatened to engulf London in firestorms - a portent of the London Blitz and the Battle of Britain over twenty years later. They were determined to bring London to its knees. The First Blitz took place over eight nights in 1917, but it was the second wave of attacks in the summer of 1918, following the development of the 'Elektron' incendiary bomb, that came within an ace of obliterating London. The margin between the survival of the world's greatest capital city and its total destruction came down to less than one hour. The events and decisions taken in the course of those fateful days were as important as anything that happened on the Western Front. With breathtaking insight, compelling drama and supreme narrative clarity, Neil Hanson tells the story of the air war that could have altered the course of the conflict, and with it the history of the twentieth century itself . . .
Categories: History

Blitz Daughters

Blitz Daughters

I recognize the corpulent chief with the back of his neck swathed in bandages, the local farm leader and the mayor. They all respect the SS area Commandant ...

Author: Dr. Hildegard Edge

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480913127

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Blitz Daughters By Dr. Hildegard Edge & Ms. Hildegard Gartman Our connection to the outside world is ensured by a direct line to the Main Airraid Warning Headquarters in Posnan. Like the other watchtowers scattered across the new German Gau on both sides of the Warta Rivera, our mission is to observe the skies, report airplanes and airplane sounds. For half a year we have carried these orders out faithfully. That's over. Alert and fearful, we now stand at our post on the last day of the year nineteen hundred forty-four. Gazing at the heavens has become incidental. A disaster from the air? Absurd. We know very well that the danger is approaching across the wide plain which stretches eastward at our feet, that it threatens to overrun us. Anxiously, we stare at the unite landscape, day after day, night after night, until our eyes are swimming, until we are snowblind.
Categories: Fiction

Bertie the Blitz Dog

Bertie the Blitz Dog

I certainly wasn't much good at tying bandages. It turned out that the centre had taken over part of a school hall and converted it into a kind of ...

Author: Libby Parker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405928212

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 144

THE PERFECT HEARTWARMING READ for THE NEW YEAR . . . As bombs rain from the skies, can Bertie the Blitz dog find a safe home? Pampered pooch Bertie's owner has passed away. Cold, alone and scared, he's now a stray on London's streets. With a terrible war on, the city is bombed nightly. While rationing has left people starving. It is a dangerous time to have four legs and no owner. So when Bertie meets one special little boy, he thinks he has a chance to find a new home and happiness amidst the rubble. But Bertie - a small dog with the very big heart - knows it'll take all his courage to keep himself and his new friends safe . . . Hopeful, heart-warming and fun, Bertie the Blitz Dog is perfect for fans of Felix the Railway Cat and The Nightingale Christmas Show, Donna Douglas.
Categories: Fiction

East End Angels

East End Angels

... family saga about love and friendship set during the Blitz Rosie Hendry ... she set to work carefully splinting and bandaging the man's legs, ...

Author: Rosie Hendry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751566802

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Only true friendship will see them through the Blitz . . . Meet The East End Angels, the newest members of Station Seventy-Five's ambulance crew Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five, but her parents are less than happy. She has managed to avoid their pleas to join the WRENS so far, but when a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced to leave the place she loved and it's taken her a while to find somewhere else to call home. She's finally starting to build a new life, but when the air raids begin it seems she may have to start over once again. East-Ender Frankie's sense of loyalty keeps her tied to home so it's not easy for her to stay focused at work. With her head and heart pulling in different directions, will she find the strength to come through for her friends when they need her the most? Brought together at LAAS Station Seventy-Five in London's East End during 1940, these three very different women soon realise that they'll need each other if they're to get through the days ahead. But can the ties of friendship, love and family all remain unbroken? Readers love the East End Angels series . . . 'Wonderfully written by one very talented author . . . highly recommended' 'I loved reading this book . . . so looking forward to the next in the series' 'Reminded me of Call the Midwife' 'Absolutely brilliant for recreating life in London during the Blitz' 'A very well-written and researched, warm-hearted book . . . with a bit of romance!' *Don't miss Rosie Hendry's brand new novel, A MOTHER'S HEART, coming 4th March 2021 and available now to pre-order*
Categories: Fiction

Letters from the Blitz

Letters from the Blitz

... before the wailing was over, the battle was on, my splints and bandages were ready and in a few moments all preparations were complete.

Author: Richard MacAlpine

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750995825

Category: History

Page: 208

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When war was declared in September 1939, everyday life for British citizens changed almost overnight. At the time, Winifred Graville of Sheffield, a gardener, writer and speaker well known in her local area, wrote a series of letters to her American cousin in Penn Yan, New York, describing the hardships and typical daily struggles her city experienced during the Blitz. At a time when American public opinion was strictly isolationist, Winifred’s cousin convinced the editor of a local newspaper to publish excerpts from 150 letters in the hope of influencing public opinion in a small way. In Letters from the Blitz, Richard MacAlpine has gathered the published letters into a fascinating collection. At times poignant, often humorous, and always beautifully written and full of detail, Winifred’s letters clearly illustrate the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ attitude of the British people during that difficult time and provide an insight into wartime life.
Categories: History

Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz

Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz

The truck's identity plate clearly indicates that the vehicle is on the inventory of 49 Maintenance Unit. A bandaged Flt Lt Geoffrey Matheson of 222 ...

Author: Andy Saunders

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473837324

Category: History

Page: 144

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“A well-documented photographic portrayal, detailing a plethora of aircraft shot down and salvaged in Great Britain during World War Two.”—Stand Easy Blog Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz is comprised of 140-150 images of the work of RAF and civilian salvage squads during the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and beyond. The images depict losses across Britain, both RAF and German, during this period. Each picture tells its own story and is fully captioned with historical detail. Each section has a short introduction and the images include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author’s unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research. “Part of a sprawling series, Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz gives us a really entertaining look at aircraft wrecks.”—War History Online “The variety of aircraft types featured is wide, from the Me 109 and Heinkel He 111 there are also Me 110 (including the one flown by Rudolf Hess) and Ju 88s plus Spitfires and Hurricanes, along with Italian Fiat CR42 biplanes and the larger Fiat BR20 bomber . . . There is lots of detail to be seen of the various airframes and plenty of ideas for modellers who might want to try their hand at a diorama showing an aircraft recovery scene. I think I’d go so far as to say this is one of my favorites in the extensive Images of War series.”—Military Modelling Online
Categories: History

Torrance Blitz in Malaya

Torrance  Blitz in Malaya

And yet there were medical orderlies here, moving amongst rows and rows of stretcher cases: sepoys and Gurkhas with legs in splints, bandaged heads and ...

Author: Jonathan Lunn

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788634441

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The endless jungle. A relentless foe. No way out. From the bestselling author of the Kemp archery novels. World War II, Malaya, 1942: Charlie Torrance, a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is plunged into the maelstrom of war after a blitzkrieg Japanese invasion. Suddenly, a sweltering but otherwise uneventful posting in the Malayan jungle becomes a living nightmare. But when his group stumbles upon some mysterious documents, their plight takes a turn for the worse. Torrance is pursued remorselessly by the indomitable Captain Mitsumoto, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the papers. As the British Empire crumbles amidst the mosquitos, rubber plantations and whip cracking bullets, even surviving will feel like victory... A stunning, brutal, blood-soaked military thriller, perfect for fans of Jack Higgins, Mark Sullivan, and Alistair MacLean. Praise for Jonathan Lunn 'Full-blooded action. Simply superb' Northern Echo 'A rollicking tale with plenty of punches.' Lancashire Evening Post
Categories: Fiction

Ministering Angels

Ministering Angels

A History of Nursing from The Crimea to The Blitz Stella Bingham ... the application of leeches, bandaging, the management of helpless patients, ...

Author: Stella Bingham

Publisher: Dean Street Press

ISBN: 9781910570135

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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In the eighteenth century professional nurses were often written off as drunk, slovenly, or cruel. In the Crimea, under Florence Nightingale's direction, they had become known as 'Ministering Angels'. By the Second World War they wore battledress and worked on the front lines, on Hospital ships and in the bombed streets of London. They were universally regarded as a fundamental, dedicated, compassionate and disciplined component of the war effort. Ministering Angels elegantly traces the intervening history, and transformation, of the profession through war and peace. And it pays tribute to the tireless visionaries who helped change nursing, the professional sphere of women, and the world in the process. This new edition features a foreword by Yvonne McEwen, official historian of the British Army Nursing Service.
Categories: Medical

We Remember the Blitz

We Remember the Blitz

and some people had bandages on their heads already. We had very poor lighting, but we could still hear the whines and thuds of the bombs.

Author: Frank Shaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448175031

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 258

'I went to the public baths and after I undressed I could hear someone whistling. I looked round to see if I could see anybody about, but I couldn't, so I got into the bath and lay back to relax. As soon as I did, of course, I looked up and saw a man putting in the glass windows that had been blown out the night before.' Joan Adams, Lichfield On the night of 7 September 1940, bombs rained down on the defenceless and unprepared population of London for nine long hours. In November, raids spread to the rest of the country - starting in Coventry and taking in everywhere from Portsmouth, Cardiff, Belfast and Hull. During the nine months of the Blitz, thousands of people were killed and injured, and thousands of buildings and homes destroyed. But, with stoicism and humour, life went on. We Remember the Blitz is packed with vivid recollections from this important time in British history. Waking up in a damp shelter to the sound of bombing. Coming out of a cinema to discover that fires made night as bright as day. And, worst of all, the shock of seeing individuals and whole families killed in an instant. We hear from many who were there to pick up the pieces: ARP wardens, firemen - even the bakers, who would return to work under tarpaulin to ensure their neighbours had their daily loaf. Filled with moving but often funny memories, We Remember the Blitz is a celebration of the British spirit, and clearly shows that the battle for Britain was won by 'the many'.
Categories: History

Whistling in the Dark

Whistling in the Dark

Since the blitz was a deliberate attempt to cause civilian terror, ... and the girls tore strips from their evening dresses to bandage the wounded.

Author: Jean R. Freedman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813184005

Category: History

Page: 224

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Few historical images are more powerful than those of wartime London. Having survived a constant barrage of German bombs, the city is remembered as an island of courage and defiance. These wartime images are still in use today to support a wide variety of political viewpoints. But how well do such descriptions match the memories of those who survived the blitz? Jean Freedman interviewed more than fifty people who remember London during the war, focusing on under-represented groups, including women, Jews, and working-class citizens. In addition she examined original propaganda, secret government documents, wartime diaries, and postwar memoirs. Of particular significance to Freedman were the contemporary music, theater, film, speeches, and radio drama used by the British government to shape public opinion and impart political messages. Such bits of everyday life are mentioned in virtually every civilian's experience of wartime London but their interpretations of them often clashed with their government's intentions. By exploring the differences between wartime documentation and postwar memory, oral and written artifacts, and the voices of the powerful and the obscure, Freedman illuminates the complex interactions between myth and history. She concludes that there are as many interpretations of what really happened during Britain's finest hour as there are people who remember it.
Categories: History

Too Young the Heroes

Too Young the Heroes

... aid for the wounded to provide for our medical needs during the ongoing blitz. ... Soon he placed so many marines out of harm's way, bandaging each one, ...

Author: George Lince

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786476077

Category: History

Page: 207

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Right after Pearl Harbor, the author joined the Marines at 17. After boot camp, he went to the First Marine Division, taking part in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific, including the landing on Okinawa where he was wounded. The author and others fought under terrible conditions, yet they persevered. This is the author's story of combat and of growing up.
Categories: History

Peter and the Blitz

Peter and the Blitz

I fashioned a bandage from my remaining torn shirt, wrapped it around his head, and very carefully lifted him up into my arms. “You are a brave lad, ...

Author: Angela de Caprariis-Salerno

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546205074

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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As a Social Studies educator who has seen this book embraced by todays sometimes jaded students, I would like to endorse Peter and the Blitz. Ms. de Caprariis-Salerno wrote Peter and the Blitz as a historical novel set in World War II England. The book focuses upon the struggles---and growing up process---of a teenage student amid the Nazi bombardment of his country. Based partly upon authentic family stories collected by the author, Ms. de Caprariis-Salernos work is meticulously correct with regard to historical detail and events. Peter and the Blitz captures the spirit of the time and place in a way which is both engaging and appropriate.
Categories: Fiction

Boy in the Blitz

Boy in the Blitz

Continuing, two officer horsemen, CzechI think, galloped down RottenRow;one, young, had hishead bandaged. So this wasEngland at war.

Author: Colin Perry

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445612324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The only first-hand account of the Blitz to be written as it was happening.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography