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National Mythology In The Making [Jun. 20th, 2018|12:38 pm]
Tony Grist
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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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-06-20 02:30 pm (UTC)
Had you ever seen the photos from your mother's childhood before? I loved going through my mother-in-law's collection of photos after she died.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-20 03:14 pm (UTC)
Everyone in our family seems to have been an inveterate snapper. We have boxes and boxes of photos. The ones I found this morning were "spares" that had never found their way into an album. Had I seen them before? Probably. Rather a lot of them were of people, animals and places I couldn't identify.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-06-20 04:52 pm (UTC)
How awesome.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-20 05:20 pm (UTC)
I read it this afternoon. It's propaganda, of course, but measured and thoughtful. It doesn't beat its chest and it acknowledges the courage of German airmen.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-06-20 05:17 pm (UTC)
how very cool!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-06-20 05:21 pm (UTC)
And a surprise. It was in with a lot of children's books.
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