Letters from England

Ackland, Valentine
September 1940
New Republic;9/16/40, Vol. 103 Issue 12, p383
The article cites letters from ordinary English people reflecting their conditions during World War II. These letters came from a wife of a Kent miner, a London charwoman and a London journalist. All three messages revealed the writers' reactions to the air bombings. Apathetic attitudes were shaken. Also, the popular clamor for liberty can be glimpsed through them. Most of all, the letters showed genuine sincerity of feelings, which was understood to be at its lowest during war times.


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