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    • GI Brides

    • The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love
    • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The "friendly invasion" of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn, and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered something even more tantalizing than chocolate, chewing gum, and nylon stockings: An escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A terrific case study

    • By Daryl on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Sugar Girls

    • Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End
    • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End Factories. On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing for this moment all her life. She smoothed down her frizzy hair, scraped a bit of dirt off the corner of her shoe and strode through. She was quite unprepared for the sight that met her eyes …

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An ifascinating snaoshot

    • By M.C.Garcia Jones on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Girls Who Went to War

    • Heroism, Heartache and Happiness in the Wartime Women's Forces
    • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The personal accounts of three young women who joined up in 1940. In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against Germany. The British Army stood at just over one and a half million men, while the Germans had three times that many, and a population almost twice the size of ours from which to draw new waves of soldiers. Clearly, in the fight against Hitler, manpower alone wasn't going to be enough.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Reluctant Tommy

    • An Extraordinary Memoir of the First World War
    • By: Ronald Skirth, Edited by Duncan Barrett
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A moving and surprising memoir of an ordinary soldier in the First World War. 'Ella darling, There are things I have concealed from you up till now that I think you ought to know; things that have turned me from a different person from the Ronald you know.' So, in April 1918, Ronald Skirth, a non-commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery, wrote to his sweetheart, back in England. A year before, Skirth, then just nineteen years old, had been sent to fight on the Western Front.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Hitler's British Isles

    • By: Duncan Barrett
    • Narrated by: Duncan Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion. One by one, the nations of Europe had fallen to the unstoppable German Blitzkrieg, and Hitler’s sights were set on the English coast. And yet, following the success of the Battle of Britain, the promised invasion never came. The prospect of German jackboots landing on British soil retreated into the realm of collective nightmares. 

    Regular price: $15.70

    • GI Brides

    • The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love
    • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the best-selling authors of The Sugar Girls, G.I. Brides weaves together the real-life stories of four women who crossed the ocean for love, providing a moving true tale of romance and resilience. The ‘friendly invasion' of Britain by over a million American G.I.s caused a sensation amongst a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s soon had the local girls queuing up for a date, and the British boys off fighting abroad turning green with envy.

    Regular price: $13.42