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On 3 March 1943, Britain suffered its greatest wartime civilian loss of life when 173 people perished at the Bethnal Green tube shelter during an air raid. But why did it take over two days for the news of the disaster to reach the public? Why did the Home Office censor this information from the press and insist that there was no panic? Furthermore, why did the British Government promise an independent inquest investigating the disaster to both the residents of Bethnal Green and the House of Parliament, only to withhold the findings? More importantly, was this the intention of the Home Secretary from the beginning? Throughout this book, compiled of many primary sources and first-hand candid accounts, I try to answer these questions and more.

Sean Dettman

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122 pages £9.99

ISBN 978-0-9506258-7-4

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