Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Mr Morrison's Conjuring Trick: The People of Bethnal Green (deceased) v The Crown (Paperback)
  • Mr Morrison's Conjuring Trick: The People of Bethnal Green (deceased) v The Crown (Paperback)
zoom

Mr Morrison's Conjuring Trick: The People of Bethnal Green (deceased) v The Crown (Paperback)

(author)
£13.95
Paperback 169 Pages / Published: 26/10/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Here is the explanation for one of the enduring mysteries of wartime London, how and why the 1943 disaster at the Bethnal Green tube shelter in the east end happened and how it was then muffled and concealed from the public. It was among the most terrible accidents of modern times In Britain and it occurred when people expecting an air raid swarmed on to the single darkened staircase that lay between the street and the sanctuary below. They became tangled, fell and were crushed and asphyxiated. Some managed to struggle free but 173 people perished. This book reveals that the local authority foresaw the tragedy long before it happened and asked the controlling authority, London Civil Defence, for permission to erect a crush barrier. The request was refused by a single low-ranking official as a waste of money. When compensation claims were made from bereaved relatives, the councillors were silenced by the Official Secrets Act and ended up taking the blame. This narrative is based on long-hidden official documents, newspaper archives and official reports. The affair was managed by Herbert Morrison, the minister of home security in the wartime coalition but the decision to suppress the truth behind the story was taken by the Prime Minister Winston Churchill. .

Publisher: RTFMedia
ISBN: 9780957203716
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 434 g

You may also be interested in...

Timelines of Everything
Added to basket
DK
£20.00
Hardback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In Extremis
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Love as Always, Mum xxx
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Soldier Who Came Back
Added to basket
The River of Consciousness
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Not a Proper Child
Added to basket
Into Thin Air
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Penguin Lessons
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Where Has Mummy Gone?
Added to basket
The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.