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A unique record of an extraordinary year in British history, coinciding with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum Published in partnership with the Imperial War Museum to coincide with their major exhibition marking the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, which will run from late August 2009 - December 2010Book will be trailed after the ITV one-off documentary on 3rd SeptemberIntroduction by Melvyn BraggIncludes personal stories from both regular men and women, and those who were directly involved in the lead up to the declaration of war, including Neville Chamberlain, King George VI and Winston ChurchillFeatures never-before seen black and white and full-color photographs from the Imperial War Museum's collection It is 11:15 am on 3 September 1939. The nation gathers around their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement they have feared for months: Britain is at war with Germany. Seventy years on from that historic day, this is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of World War Two, from the events of early 1939, right through to the first war-time Christmas. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book will feature the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to and outbreak of war, this will be a unique document of an extraordinary year in our history.