London's East End Survivors
Voices of the Blitz Generation
Date of publication: September 2010
Publisher: Centenar Publishing
It was the 7th September 1940 when the largest aerial assault the world had seen was unleashed on London's East End. Bombs rained down for 57 consecutive nights on the homes, pubs and shops, which filled the tightly packed streets. In compiling this unique contribution to oral history Andrew Bissell conducted hundreds of exclusive interviews to enable survivors to tell their stories in their own words. They reveal what it was like during the Blitz and give harrowing eye-witness accounts of tragic events, including Britain's worst civilian wartime disaster at Bethnal Green tube station in 1943.