The Blackout 1939-45

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The Blackout 1939-45 by Leonard James

An ebook containing contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts of what it was like to live through the Blackout during World War II 

On the day war broke out the Blackout was imposed. It was illegal to show a light outside at night for any reason at all. Cars drove without headlights, windows were blacked out, torches were banned and streetlights switched off. Britain at night became a country plunged into inky blackness. 

How did people find their way, what did you do when you wanted to leave a lit room, how did you get to work or school - or back again??These and other questions are addressed here. An invaluable book explaining one of the most annoying and irritating aspects of World War II. 

The “Eyewitness World War II” series is a growing collection of ebooks that contain original eyewitness accounts and contemporary newspaper reports of the action in question. You can find more ebooks in this series by searching for “Eyewitness World War II” or by visiting the military page of our website. 

Chapter 1 Background
Chapter 2 Contemporary Press Reports
Chapter 3 Eyewitness Reports

About the Author

Leonard James has written dozens of books, mostly on history or military subjects for a wide audience. He is uniquely placed to analyse and comment upon the accounts used in the “Eyewitness World War II” series.

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