Britain's Greatest Generation: How Our Parents and Grandparents Made the Twentieth Century.

Elliott, Sue and Humphries, Steve.

Picture of Britain's Greatest Generation: How Our Parents and Grandparents Made the Twentieth Century.
A tribute to the ordinary and not-so-ordinary lives of a wide variety of individuals who experienced the upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century: Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn, Dame Vera Lynn, Jean Valentine from Bletchley Park, Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry, and fighter pilot, Tom Neil, together with the Queen’s cousin, Margaret Rhodes, engagingly to tell us their stories. B/w photographs.

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Description

In association with the flagship BBC2 series. This is the story of the men and women of a truly remarkable generation. Born into a world still reeling from the earth-shattering events of the Great War, they grew up during the appalling economic depression of the 1930s, witnessed the globe tear itself apart again during the Second World War, and emerged from post-war austerity determined to create a new society for their children. It is the story of people who raised their families during the immense social upheaval of the Fifties and Sixties, as the world in which they had grown up changed inexorably. It is the story of the people who shaped the way we live now. Britain's Greatest Generation tells this multi-faceted story through the eye-witness accounts of those who were there, from Japanese prisoner of war Fergus Anckorn to Dame Vera Lynn, from Bletchley Park veteran Jean Valentine to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, and from fighter pilot Tom Neil to the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes. Together their testimony creates a vivid, often deeply moving picture of an extraordinary epoch - and the extraordinary people who lived through it.

Book Details

Author Elliott, Sue and Humphries, Steve.
Format HC
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Random House Books
Number of Pages 368
Publish Date 23/04/2015
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 122