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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Sidney Webb


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'These last two nights have been the most fearful of the war. The Battle of Britain is raging round us. Tonight continuous bombing and gunfire have shaken the house. A huge fire has lit up Aldershot and Farnham to the east; whilst gunfire and flares light up Bordon and the south coast. Mrs Grant is cowering downstairs in the kitchen; I find Sidney reading but glad to have a cup of tea. Neither he nor I are perturbed...'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Sidney Webb      Print: Book


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