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  1. Camilla Tilly Camilla Tilly says:

    A very vivid account of the two first months of the Blitz retold from the viewpoint of a rather idealistic 18 year old office boy You can not get closer to the Blitz than this in the year 2011 Colin Perry was a very curious young man who did not run for shelter when the first bombs started to fall Instead he went up on the roof to watch the spectacle in front of his eyes He did not get frightened by the fact that he could die at any moment Instead he thought the excitement was thrilling In his diary he bicycles around to see the damage after each bomb raid and vividly describes what has happened He never ceases to be amazed at his fellow Londoners wit and courage He wants to read the funny comments the shop owners put up after having their shops ripped apart He loves to see people go on as nothing is happening when the sirens sound And he despises seeing people take shelter He is indeed doing what the newspapers encouraged everyone to do stay out of the shelter as long as possible only go there if the bombing gets really bad never when the sirens have not gone off In between his descriptions of being bombed he thinks about girls that show him no interest and the disappointment of being turned down by the RAF because he has too little schooling And meeting Churchill is the highlight of his young lifeTruly an educational read on the Blitz spirit And it is a rather unusual diary since this young man wrote very well and was well versed in literature


  2. Bert Armington Bert Armington says:

    A fascinating look into the mentality and spirit of the British during the Battle of Britain This diary of an 18 year old boy is exciting and tense Life goes on with bombs blasting and Colin polishes his shoes and presses his shirt and rides his bicycle through the wreckage of the Blitz The kid is amazing in his perspective and enthusiasm certainly showing potential as a writer I would love to find some reflections from later in his life


  3. Pam Baddeley Pam Baddeley says:

    uite a charming read of the surviving diary extracts of a young man working as an office boy in London in 1940


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Boy in the Blitz ❮Reading❯ ➻ Boy in the Blitz ➳ Author Colin Perry – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The diary of Colin Albert Perry born in Camberwell in 1922 When war broke out on September 3rd 1939 he was a junior clerk with the California Standard Oil Company in the Royal Bank of Canada in the he The diary of Colin Albert Perry born in Camberwell in When war broke out on September rd he was a junior clerk with the California Standard Oil Company in the Royal Bank of Canada in the heart of London His diary ended in November when he joined the Boy in Kindle - Merchant Navy as a ship's writer.