This is a vivid story of the contribution made to the war effort by the British railways. This book is a fascinating account to be enjoyed – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: Britain’s Railways in the Second World War FILE: R3351 AUTHOR: Michael Foley PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Second World War, World War II, WWII, World War Two, passenger transport, freight transport, military transport, railways, British railways, locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, electric trains, under ground trains, rolling stock ISBN: 1-52677-228-0 PAGES: 217, many B&W photographs through the body of the book IMAGE: B3351.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/wrexvdhz LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a vivid story of the contribution made to the war effort by the British railways. This book is a fascinating account to be enjoyed – Very Highly Recommended
The story of the British railways during WWII is one of the under-told stories from history and this engaging account paints a vivid picture of life on the railways and how they strongly contributed to victory. Among the stories is an account of how a driver and fireman drove their burning truck of shells away from Soham in Cambridgeshire, saving much of the town from disaster.
Without the railways moving troops and supplies between ports, and to man defences, would have been virtually impossible. This was one of the key factors in the preparations for the Normandy landings.
This is an absorbing collection of stories that will be enjoyed by rail and military history enthusiasts and provide a new perspective to general readers.