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The London Blitz Test for Biddy’s Resilience (Part IV)

Blitz, Resilience, Biddy Chambers, Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, crematorium of England's books, St. Paul's Cathedral, London WWII

The London Blitz provided the utmost opportunity for Biddy Chambers to demonstrate resilience. I’ve written before about what happened on December 29, 1940 here. All 40,000 copies of Oswald Chambers-authored books burned in the warehouses surrounding St. Paul’s Cathedral. As did 1,000,000 others books in what one magazine described as “the crematorium of England‘s books.” […]

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British Book Publishing and Wartime

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What happened to British book publishing during wartime in the 1940s? I’d never given it much thought until I realized the iconic photo of the Blitz and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London really isn’t about St. Paul’s not burning down. It’s about one million books going up in flames, or as The Bookseller wrote on […]

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