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The Resource E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester, Catherine Pearson, (electronic resource)

E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester, Catherine Pearson, (electronic resource)

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E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester
Title
E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Pearson
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Language
eng
Summary
E.J. Rudsdale's role as a museum curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during the Second World War gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the Home Front in his journals. Seventy years later, the selected extracts gathered here provide a remarkable insight into wartime life.Rudsdale's writing is characterised throughout by his wry observations of wartime officialdom and his lack of conformity with the prevailing views of the time. He was a pacifist, which gives his journals an unusual perspective. However, even as a civilian he could not escape the conflict, living in a garrison town threatened by invasion and regular bombing raids. His journals, therefore, record anxious and tragic events, but throughout it all his sense of humour is never diminished.This absorbing collection demonstrates Rudsdale's ability to bring a scene vividly to life and each account highlights the daily pressures that people endured as they valiantly tried to carry on with normal life in spite of the war
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CtWfDGI
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1910-1951
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Rudsdale, E. J.
Dewey number
  • 940.53426723
  • 940.53426723
Index
no index present
LC call number
D760.8.C585
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Pearson, Catherine
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World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester, Catherine Pearson, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1MjgwNA==
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unknown
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frd00010308
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780750952804
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750952804
  • (Sirsi) b1461928
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Label
E. J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester, Catherine Pearson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1MjgwNA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00010308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750952804
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750952804
  • (Sirsi) b1461928
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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