A new addition to the popular ‘Your Towns & Cities in World War Two’. Merseyside played a unique part in WWII and was a major target for German aircraft, but displayed the same Spirit of the Blitz determination to carry on. – Recommended
NAME: Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Merseyside At War 1939-45 FILE: R2799 AUTHOR: Mike Royden PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 294 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War II, Second World War, docks, ARP, civilians at war, towns & cities, terror bombing, carpet bombing, supply convoys, POW camp, internment camp, Blitz
IMAGE: B2799.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yyzdofj7 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A new addition to the popular 'Your Towns & Cities in World War Two'. Merseyside played a unique part in WWII and was a major target for German aircraft, but displayed the same Spirit of the Blitz determination to carry on. - Recommended The author has provided a detailed review of Merseyside's part in WWII and his able text is fully supported by a wealth of illustration through the body of text. Naturally, every British town remembers with pride its unique part in WWII because the whole country was within range of German aircraft and fully mobilized to support the war effort, but Merseyside was one of those towns that was heavily attacked and provided the essential port facilities for supply convoys from North America, feeding the country and the war production. Merseyside included both the important port facilities and support industry together with the Western Approaches Command Centre. It also had offshore prefabricated forts to provide anti-aircraft cover for convoys on their final leg into the port facilities with their essential cargoes. As with all British cities, the civilian and military populations worked together but life also when on outside the war effort. This has been covered as part of a total review for the span of the war and the immediate aftermath as emergency housing was built to replace that destroyed by German bombing and to cater for the returning military personnel as they were demobilized. A fascinating and comprehensive account.