New Volume 45 - Personal Accounts of the Bristol Blitz
These first-hand accounts in the Reece Winstone Archive of the 1940 and 1941 blitz have been brought together on the 80th anniversary of the November 1940 air-raid on Bristol and published as volume 45 of the Bristol As It Was series. They describe events at St Peter’s Church, the Colston Hall, the Suspension Bridge, Redcliff, and elsewhere; their individual character reflects their authors (including Reece's own diary account) and they are vivid, compelling and evocative.
Occasionally harrowing to read, the raids are set in the historical context of the German air offensive as it is now understood and the personal accounts are illustrated with 20 contemporary photographs from the Archive. For the first time photographs are closely matched to the timing of events.
Softback, 234 x 156 mm wide, 42 pages, with further 12 pages of plates, aerial map in colour. Limited press-run. So please order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for the pre-publication price of £5.00 plus £1.00 postage, or send cheque with order by post to our address at the foot of this page. Signed copies on request.