Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May-September 1940

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From May to September 1940, a period that saw some of the most dramatic events in British history - including the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the opening stages of the Blitz - the Ministry of Information eavesdropped on the conversations of ordinary people in all parts of the United Kingdom and compiled secret daily reports on the state of popular morale.

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"The historical value of this evidence is enormous" (Noel Malcolm The Sunday Telegraph)

"Digestible form with valuable contextual notes. There are many fleeting gems" ( Observer)

"This invaluable book brings us history in real time. With its echo of voices of civilians... Listening to Britain provides a matchless insight into the contradictory, confused and complex experience of living through Britain's "finest hour"" (Juliet Gardiner Financial Times)

"[The reports] offer an invaluable and unvarnished insight into thoughts and feelings about events without the benefit of hindsight... I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes reading non-fiction about the war or fiction set at this time" ( Bookbag.co.uk)

"Fascinating collection of reports" (Christoper Hirst Independent)

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First publication of a unique resource that provides fascinating insight into the mood of the nation - at a crucial time in the Second World War when the conflict's outcome was far from certain

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