Tag Archives: World War 2

Isn’t there something delightful about a Pax Ting?

This thin little book does a good PR job for the Guides. I was astonished and impressed to see that the first Girl Guide World camp was held in Hungary in July/August 1939. With the imminent threat of war there … Continue reading

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I hate sexist stereotyping – but here goes…

Today I’ve chosen another book published by a museum. I have a fondness for museum publishing because the books are accessible to the general reader, the quality of reproduction is fabulous and although they are expensive in museum shops they … Continue reading

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Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Wartime 1939-1945 by The Very Reverend W R Matthews

Before the arrival of The Gherkin, St Paul’s was the only distinctive building on London’s skyline: the one that identified the city’s silhouette for many of us. Miraculously, it survived World War II intact, or so I thought before reading … Continue reading

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