In search of the Dunkirk spirit

Paul Addison and Jeremy Crang consider the role of the Ministry of Information in assessing popular morale during the onslaught of 1940

"Close shave sir?" A windowless Wally's barber shop in St Martin's Street shows its defiance during the London Blitz, November 1940. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the May 2011 edition of BBC History Magazine

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