BOMBER'S MOON Author:NEGLEY FARSON, TOM PUEVIS "The first air raid warning was the worst. Before the war began, the experts were predicting that when the Nazis made mass air attacks on London the casualties would be from 30,000 to 35,000 a day. We believed them. So when the Banshees began their howling on that sunny Sunday morning of September 1939, my knees shook. So did a lot of other ... more »people's."
"Tom Purvis and I began this book a year later, after a week of heavy air raids. It was his idea. The skylines of London were bound to be altered, he said: so why not make a record of it during the raids, in picture and print? Make a record of what the Londoners were doing during those shocking incidents?"
The book describes life in the air raid shelters at night and above them during the day. And there are many drawings - a bombed store with "More open than usual" on one of its walls and a bombed church with the sign "If you your knees knock together knell on them" - a air raid warden - people sitting against the shelter's wall, some of them sleeping- a man running down the street carrying a bag and his cat - a mother and her child sleeping on the floor - a woman in an office, knitting while the tea kettle steams.« less