Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

National Mythology In The Making

Peter had to get into a cupboard in our bedroom so I emptied it and took the contents down to the patio to sort through.

I found....

Item: a bunch of snapshot photos from my mother's childhood.

Item: a collection of chuldren's books- dating from the late Victorian era through to Roger Hargreaves, one of them a picture book printed in the Soviet Union.

Item: A collection of small toys- mostly busted.

And this....

An account of The Battle of Britain published by the Ministry of Information on behalf of The Air Ministry in 1941. It was priced at sixpence or, if you were bulk buying, 50 copies for £1. I wonder how many are still knocking around?

On the inside front cover is this quote from The Prime Minister

"The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to British airmen, who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of world war by their prowess and devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
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