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The Book that Changed Me Episode 5 of 5

听写于:2016-11-16 14:46 用时:25:06 正确率:92% 错词:15个

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The People’s War is a book of social history by Angus Calder. It was published in 1969 . and I bought it at Singapore airport when I was travelingtravelling, I suppose now I’d call it backpacking, in South East Southeast Asia.

As I traveled travelled through Vietnam, where the American president said presence sat on the country like Goya Goya’s Colossus of Chaos. , and through Cambodia, which had yet to learn the benefits of receiving the protection of the USA. , I was learning through The People’s War about a far away faraway country, of which I knew little , - my own.

This is a war of unknown warriors. Churchill told the war world in the summer of 1940. The whole of the war in warring nations are engaged, not only soldiers, but the entire population - men, women , and children. In 1940 and the years that followed, the people of Britain were protagonists in their own history in a fashion never known before. , hence the title of this book , - The People’s War.

I was born during the war. To talk of the war nowadays is to define oneself as a child of the 40’s. 40s, as surely is as printing one’s birth certificate. , but at least until recently, you could be confident of sharing a common language. Both near Bosnia, the Gulfof , the Falklands and the Iraq Warhas noticed , have forced us not to take so much for granted. It was the war , that provided the basic grammar for my parents’ lives. It was literally and metaphorically , the time of their lives , invoked with mathematical regularity throughout out my childhood. , and their then memories of the period wound up and regulated my emotional clock.

  • Words worth to be remembered:
    • protagonist: n. 主演;主要人物,领导者 The protagonist enters left stage. 男主角从舞台左边出现; Both novels trace the growth and development of the protagonist's character. 这两部小说都描述主人公性格的成长和发展过程。
    • invoke: v. 祈求, 实行, 恳求 Let us invoke the blessings of peace. 让我们祈求和平之福。
    • Goya: 弗朗西斯科·何塞·德·戈雅-卢西恩特斯,西班牙浪漫主义画派画家。画风奇异多变,从早期巴洛克式画风到后期类似表现主义的作品,他一生总在改变,虽然他从没有建立自己的门派,但对后世的现实主义画派、浪漫主义画派和印象派都有很大的影响,是一位承前启后的过渡性人物。 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya
    • Bosnia: 波斯尼亚战争,是原南斯拉夫解体时的内部战争,是波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那,发生在1992年3月和1995年之间和塞尔维亚之间的武力冲突。。在旧南斯拉夫开始解体时,波斯尼亚黑塞哥维那亦在1992年宣告独立。
    • Gulf: 海湾战争,是以美国为首的多国部队于1991年1月17日~2月28日在联合国安理会授权下,为恢复科威特领土完整而对伊拉克进行的局部战争,同时也是人类战争史上现代化程度最高、使用新式武器最多、投入军费最多的一场战争。
    • Falkland: 马尔维纳斯群岛战争,简称马岛战争或福克兰群岛战争(英语:FalklandsWar)或福克兰海战,也有部分媒体简称为福岛战争,是1982年4月到6月间,英国和阿根廷为争夺马岛(阿根廷称“马尔维纳斯群岛”)的主权而爆发的一场战争。

本文的譯文, 滬江的版本實在是太差了. 之前都沒有仔細閱讀他們給的翻譯. 特別是最後一自然段的最後幾句. 所以今天就沒有譯文了.

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