Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, Barnsley At War 1939-45, An Important Story About a Turning Point in the Social History of Barnsley, Yorkshire and Britain

The publisher has produced a large number of important historical series and this new book expands the series providing detailed histories of towns and cities in WWII Britain. The War-to-End-All Wars served only to sow the seeds for a Second World War which had a profound effect on British towns and cites. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, Barnsley At War 1939-45, An 
Important Story About a Turning Point in the Social History of Barnsley, Yorkshire 
and Britain
FILE: R2849
AUTHOR: Mark Green
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 198
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, North of England, 
Yorkshire, Barnsley, social history, social change, military heritage

ISBN: 1-52672-187-2

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DESCRIPTION:   The publisher has produced a large number of important 
historical series and this new book expands the series providing detailed 
histories of towns and cities in WWII Britain. The War-to-End-All Wars 
served only to sow the seeds for a Second World War which had a profound 
effect on British towns and cites. – Highly Recommended

The First World War saw the first air raids but the level of damage was not that 
extensive. The main effect was the huge loss of life of a generation of young men 
in battle. Yorkshire suffered along with every other part of Britain and many 'Pals 
Battalions' were raised in and around Yorkshire. That left Yorkshire short of 
manpower and it suffered badly in the Depression of the 1930s.

As the county was recovering economically, the Second World War came along to
 cause major turmoil that the population stood firm against. The author has looked 
at the transition of Barnsley in detail between the two World Wars and, as with other 
books in this series, has provided a comprehensive review beyond the traditional 
concentration on direct conflict.

The detailed and involving text is supported by a wealth of images in the form of 
photographs and maps. Many of these are rare images and include reproduction of 
adverts and posters. Barnsley rose to the challenges and the joy of Victory 
Celebrations completes the review. A book of special interest for the people of 
Barnsley and Yorkshire, but also a very valuable history for anyone interested in 
WWII and the social upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s.