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The Resource Guernsey Under Occupation : The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey, (electronic resource)

Guernsey Under Occupation : The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey, (electronic resource)

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Guernsey Under Occupation : The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey
Title
Guernsey Under Occupation
Title remainder
The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey
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Language
eng
Summary
The diaries kept by Violet Carey during the occupation of Guernsey show precisely how the German invasion affected the lifestyle of an upper middle class woman. While never indulging in self-pity, she captures the misery caused by imprisonment and the lethargy and depression that many, including herself, suffered, a feeling intensified by fear of the unknown and the sense of isolation from England and from relatives and the rest of the war. In her remarkably down-to-earth style, the diarist provides an honest account of events and does not attempt to disguise incidents of scandal or misconduct on the part of her countrymen, or of humanity on the part of the Germans. More lighthearted entries illustrate the delight that she and many of her friends took in defying the invader simply by sticking to firmly held principles. The diaries depict both the hardships imposed upon the native population by the occupying forces and the ways in which Guernsey people reacted towards the enemy. What comes through most vividly is a valiant acceptance on the part of the islanders of their circumstances, together with optimism that all would turn out well. Hope is never entirely lost, even after life becomes simply a matter of survival. The diaries also indicate the pressures experienced by the island's leaders as the writer is related to Bailiff Victor Carey and husband is Jurat of the Royal Court. Following the island's liberation it was claimed that tales of their heroic endurance and indefatigable humor were covering up a deeper scandal. An introductory section examines the language and content of the diaries and shows how, as the occupation lengthened and shortages became more acute, the veneer of civilization could be stripped away and the privileges afforded by wealth, education, and class rendered irrelevant
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CtWfDGI
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1931-
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Evans, Alice
Dewey number
940.53/41
Index
no index present
LC call number
D760.8.G8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Stevens, Alice
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  • Carey, Violet
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Channel Islands
  • Guernsey
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Guernsey Under Occupation : The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTY5OQ==
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frd00029126
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Extent
1 online resource (272 p.)
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one file format
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online
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9780750981699
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(epub)
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9780750981699
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Label
Guernsey Under Occupation : The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MTY5OQ==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00029126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750981699
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780750981699
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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