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Grim Glory: Pictures of Britain Under Fire

£50.00

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This little book, appearing in 1941, when Britain (and London in particular) was enduring an endless bombardment by the German Luftwaffe, was intended as a morale-booster for the embattled people, and therefore (as the preface by Edward Murrow explains) spares the reader the more gruesome sights that were nonetheless recorded by the photographers of the time. Instead, among the many pictures of devastated buildings and, in particular, churches, there are pictures of shops remaining stubbornly open, soup kitchens still serving hot meals, and queues awaiting the next air raid warning with good humour and smiles. The book was dedicated to Winston Churchill, and the final picture is of the white cliffs of Dover, with Winston superimposed, and the famous 'we shall defend our Island...' quotation from June 1940.

Edward Roscoe Murrow KBE (1908–1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent, prominent during World War II for his series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

Our 2nd edition copy is in remarkably good condition considering its age, the B/W pictorial card covers a little creased, and worn at edges and spine angles, with a little loss to top & bottom of the spine, and some general grubbiness and staining to the (white) back cover, which is adorned with a motif showing the Union Jack planted in the middle of the RAF logo. Inside, there is some weakness at the front & rear spine angles, but otherwise the binding is firm. There is a small darkish stain inside the front cover, but no other marks. The photographs are all clean and clear.

Item details

Added value:
2nd edition
Author(s):
Carter, E. [ed.] et al (Edward Murrow - preface)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm
Edition:
1941
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
109
Publisher:
Percy Lund, Humphries and Co. Ltd
Title:
Grim Glory: Pictures of Britain Under Fire

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This little book, appearing in 1941, when Britain (and London in particular) was enduring an endless bombardment by the German Luftwaffe, was intended as a morale-booster for the embattled people, and therefore (as the preface by Edward Murrow explains) spares the reader the more gruesome sights that were nonetheless recorded by the photographers of the time. Instead, among the many pictures of devastated buildings and, in particular, churches, there are pictures of shops remaining stubbornly open, soup kitchens still serving hot meals, and queues awaiting the next air raid warning with good humour and smiles. The book was dedicated to Winston Churchill, and the final picture is of the white cliffs of Dover, with Winston superimposed, and the famous 'we shall defend our Island...' quotation from June 1940.

Edward Roscoe Murrow KBE (1908–1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent, prominent during World War II for his series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

Our 2nd edition copy is in remarkably good condition considering its age, the B/W pictorial card covers a little creased, and worn at edges and spine angles, with a little loss to top & bottom of the spine, and some general grubbiness and staining to the (white) back cover, which is adorned with a motif showing the Union Jack planted in the middle of the RAF logo. Inside, there is some weakness at the front & rear spine angles, but otherwise the binding is firm. There is a small darkish stain inside the front cover, but no other marks. The photographs are all clean and clear.

Added value:
2nd edition
Author(s):
Carter, E. [ed.] et al (Edward Murrow - preface)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm
Edition:
1941
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
109
Publisher:
Percy Lund, Humphries and Co. Ltd
Title:
Grim Glory: Pictures of Britain Under Fire

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