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The Resource V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II, Brock McElheran

V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II, Brock McElheran

Label
V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II
Title
V-bombs and weathermaps
Title remainder
reminiscences of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Brock McElheran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Towards the end of World War II Germany unleashed its weapons of vengeance on the British population - the V-1 flying bomb (a pilotless aircraft) and the V-2 rocket (the precursor of the ballistic missile). Brock McElheran experienced these fearsome weapons first-hand. In V-Bombs and Weathermaps he recounts his own experience of being under attack and pays tribute to the brave civilians in southern England. He shows that the German assault on the British population was as much a battle as any of the more familiar campaigns on the continent
  • A meteorological officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, McElheran studied at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and served at naval air stations in southern England. During a V-1 attack he was seriously injured when his rooming house in Greenwich was hit. Taken to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, famous for its pioneering work in plastic surgery, he underwent several operations and months of treatment. Back in Canada, McElheran worked in operations rooms in Ottawa and Halifax. His memoirs include previously untold stories of naval warfare off Canada's east coast. Using the journal that he kept at the time as his primary source, he combines personal experience, anecdote, and historical fact in this highly readable account of a tense but exhilarating time. Written for the general reader, the mood varies from gripping drama to delightful humour, and the author's personal experiences are placed within the larger historical context of World War II
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElheran, Brock
Dewey number
940.54/4943/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.M148 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McElheran, Brock
  • Canada
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Meteorologists
  • London (England)
  • McElheran, Brock
  • Canada
  • Bombardment of London (England : 1944)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Meteorologists
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Canada
  • England
  • Luftangriff
  • V-Waffe
  • Weltkrieg
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Großbritannien
  • Deutschland
Label
V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II, Brock McElheran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations and Glossary -- Illustrations -- 1 London on D-Day -- 2 London, the Old Warrior -- 3 Liverpool, Another Veteran -- 4 London's Old Wounds -- 5 Greenwich and Its Civilian Fighters -- 6 Ruins Ancient and Modern -- 7 Where's the Pilot? -- 8 The Doodlebugs Attack in Earnest -- 9 The Battle Continues -- 10 Panic or Nonpanic? -- 11 Just Carry On ... -- 12 Closer and Closer -- 13 Our Private Bomb -- 14 Guinea Pigs and Maggots -- 15 Flashback: From War to War -- 16 Flashback: Conversion to Old Salts
  • 17 Flashback: Signals from the Sea18 Flashback: Mines, Queens, and Fogs -- 19 Flashback: Pitch, Roll, Pitch -- 20 Gasometers? -- 21 Supersonic Surprises -- 22 An Uproarious Met. Office -- 23 Hot Wars End, Cold War Begins -- 24 Have We Forgotten? -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
181843788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 199 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tdqg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843788
Label
V-bombs and weathermaps : reminiscences of World War II, Brock McElheran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations and Glossary -- Illustrations -- 1 London on D-Day -- 2 London, the Old Warrior -- 3 Liverpool, Another Veteran -- 4 London's Old Wounds -- 5 Greenwich and Its Civilian Fighters -- 6 Ruins Ancient and Modern -- 7 Where's the Pilot? -- 8 The Doodlebugs Attack in Earnest -- 9 The Battle Continues -- 10 Panic or Nonpanic? -- 11 Just Carry On ... -- 12 Closer and Closer -- 13 Our Private Bomb -- 14 Guinea Pigs and Maggots -- 15 Flashback: From War to War -- 16 Flashback: Conversion to Old Salts
  • 17 Flashback: Signals from the Sea18 Flashback: Mines, Queens, and Fogs -- 19 Flashback: Pitch, Roll, Pitch -- 20 Gasometers? -- 21 Supersonic Surprises -- 22 An Uproarious Met. Office -- 23 Hot Wars End, Cold War Begins -- 24 Have We Forgotten? -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
181843788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 199 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tdqg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181843788

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