This addition to the series of town & city military history of WWII looks at Hull. This is proving a very popular history and deservedly so. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, Hull At War 1939-45, The Air Raids FILE: R2852 AUTHOR: David Bilton, Malcolm K Mann PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 160 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: World War 2, World War II, WWII, Second World War, British Isles, Britain, Cities, Towns, total war, air raids, civilians, war industry, military personnel
IMAGE: B2852.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4qdvvck LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This addition to the series of town & city military history of WWII looks at Hull. This is proving a very popular history and deservedly so. – Highly Recommended Hull was a prime target for German bombing. Hull, perhaps surprisingly for some readers, was, after London, the most heavily bombed British town in WWII. The bombing of London, Portsmouth and Coventry stand out in most minds as the most bombed towns and cities but it should come as no surprise that Hull was so heavily bombed. On the East Coast it was a relatively short distance for German bombers, easily identified by day or by night, and a port with war industries. The authors have provided a detailed review of Hull's experiences. There are many photographs in illustration of their able text. They have also listed casualties, providing a graphic presentation of the harrowing conditions through which the population survived in determination. As with other books in the series, this must have a special interest for those who live in the area and those whose families survived the bombing. It will also appeal for those interested in understanding the extent of total war experienced in Britain, where every part was in the front line and where civilians and troops were equally engaged in fighting Nazi Germany.