The Pageant of the Years: 1939–1962

  • Martin C. Kerby
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


This chapter covers the period from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 until the death of Sir Philip Gibbs in 1962. It discusses his support for Appeasement and his despair at the outbreak of another war. Gibbs worked as a correspondent in France before Dunkirk but then remained in England for the majority of the remainder of the conflict. He wrote about the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, V-1 and V-2 attacks, and the defeat of Germany, and then his writings ranged widely over the state of post-war Britain, fear of Communism, the National Health Service, rising taxation, West Indian immigration, and the impact of technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin C. Kerby
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  1. 1.Humanities & International StudiesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowooombaAustralia

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