Links tagged with “worldwar2”
Rosemary Hill reviews ‘Princes at War’ by Deborah Cadbury · LRB 30 July 2015
The Duke of Windsor, who’s always used on classic menswear forums as the ultimate in style… a bit of a dick.
Frances Stonor Saunders · Stuck on the Flypaper: The Hobsbawm File · LRB 9 April 2015
Fascinating. For the spycraft, the jargon, the very quiet British hysteria over communism, MI5, the weird changing attitudes to the various factions before and after WWII, the BBC. Scarily bonkers.
BBC - WW2 People’s War
At least one of those BBC sites, a good one, threatened with deletion/archiving/whatever is already archived by the British Library here. I haven’t looked for others.
Free Map of London (Communities and Open Space Survey) 1943 from the Probert Encyclopaedia Map Archive
More precise than the previous 1943 map of London areas and/but very nice. (via Blech)
Scattered Satellites - Purdom, Abercrombie, Hilberseimer, MARS - Links
Click the thumbnail of the 1943 ‘The County of London Plan’. Lovely, lovely map of London’s rough areas, as queried earlier (thanks Blech).
CBRD » Histories » Ringways » Background » Wartime plans
I like the colours of the County Of London Plan, 1943.
War Cabinet (ukwarcabinet) on Twitter
World War II told daily in tweets and links to web pages where you can add free PDFs to your shopping cart, check out, give your email address, and finally download them. Nice idea, spoiled by execution. (via @blech)
Communists and Nazis: Just as Evil? | The New York Review of Books
Interesting comparison of the relative morality of communism and nazism, and the decisions around WWII. (Subscribers only.)
Experimental Rockets at the Naze - Windows Live
There was secret rocket testing going on at Walton on the Naze during World War II.
WW2: A Civilian in the Second World War
Another historical-diary-as-weblog, this time diaries from the home front in Essex during World War II.
BBC News | World | Audio slideshow: Night witches
About Russia’s World War II female fighter pilots, what I was in a play about three years ago.
EarthStation1.com - The Radio Propaganda Sounds
Some sample wavs/MP3s of the man who broadcast Nazi propaganda in English from Germany during World War II.