The very popular Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, is expanded with this important war target, Glasgow. The Germans were able to reach any part of the British Isles with bombers but although many areas were bombed, special attention was devoted to prime targets like Glasgow – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Glasgow At War 1939-45 FILE: R3023 AUTHOR: Craig Armstrong PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Eastern Front, Home Front, civilians, rationing, bombing, ship yards, heavy industry, port facilities, prime target
IMAGE: B3023.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yyq9sf5h LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The very popular Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, is expanded with this important war target, Glasgow. The Germans were able to reach any part of the British Isles with bombers but although many areas were bombed, special attention was devoted to prime targets like Glasgow – Very Highly Recommended. This new book follows the form established for this aggressively priced series. The coverage of the subject is comprehensive and the able text is supported by many photographs. Across Britain, all towns were vital to the war effort because this was total war with civilians and military personnel both engaged in the fight. However, some towns and cities were critical to the war effort and received the heaviest attention of the Germans. Glasgow had it all as a bomber target. It was built on a river as an aid to bomber navigation and it was stuffed with high value targets, its heavy industry engaged in warship and cargo ship construction and repair, munitions, weapons systems, and port facilities to receive much need cargoes from North America. It was also densely populated so that German terror bombers were assured of hitting something. No member of the population escaped the war. Sons of Glasgow joined the colours, went to sea and took to the air. At home they staffed the essential ARP services, nursing, Home Guard and vital war industries. Much of the war industry was staffed by women replacing men who had put on uniform. Rationing hit a dense population particularly hard and bombing reduced the housing stock that was already inadequate for the population that remained at home. This is a book for all with Glasgow connections, but it is also a general interest book covering a range of other interests and serving all with an interest in military history.