Our Street: East End Life in the Second World War Kindle

Our Street: East End Life in the Second World War Kindle Our Street is the perfect companion to Gilda O Neill s bestselling My East End This book focuses on the lives of Londoners in the East End during the Second World War Showing the concerns, hopes and fears of these so called ordinary people Our Street illustrates these times by looking at the every day rituals which marked the patterns of daily life during WWII It is an important book and also an affectionate record of an often fondly remembered, communal, way of life that has all but disappeared


10 thoughts on “Our Street: East End Life in the Second World War

  1. Susan Susan says:

    Kind of a choppy read, but very interesting.


  2. Erin Erin says:

    nice first person accounts of East London during WWIIauthor makes odd choices when it comes to attribution sometimes just an initial, sometimes full names and places but it does not detract from the compelling stories told


  3. Maureen Maureen says:

    This is one that I m really taking my time with and so it s marked as read though not finished.A very good reminder of how the ordinary people managed during the endless bombing of London during WWII I found it very poignant that the East Enders, despite their poverty had very cohesive neighborhoods and such a strong sense of community So much of that was lost


  4. Susan Susan says:

    So many lives were affected by the blitz This was difficult reading because of the realities of day to day life for those who survived the worst of London s war years Yet it puts a human face on the ravages of war, frequently recalling experiences of women and children who were left to struggle and cope.


  5. Rose Rose says:

    Very readable lets you feel very close to the people recounting their own histories I know the author was careful to maintain anonymity but I would have liked some way of recognising who said what perhaps they could have been given pseudonyms As it was the short snippets of testimony often seemed disconnected and out of context because you did not know who was saying it.


  6. Helen O& Helen O& says:

    I would grade this between ok and I liked it It was a very informative book all about experiences from World War 2 of those living in London It was very interesting and I learnt alotthan I already knew It was a very in depth book and not one for light reading.


  7. Janet Janet says:

    Good one.


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