Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Reading At War 1939-45

The very popular “Your Towns & Cities At War” is building a unique collection of volumes providing a detailed local view of all parts of the British Isles during WWII. This new book provides the story of Reading during WWII, its proximity to London and communications links – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME:   Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Reading At War 1939-45
FILE: R3199
AUTHOR: David Bilton
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword 
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £15.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, British Isles, 
towns & cities, Reading, The Blitz, economic centre, civilians, air raids, terror raids, 
fire fighting, ARP, Air Raid Wardens, fire watchers, Axillary Fire Service, Fire 
Brigade, total war, war production, Civil Defence

ISBN: 1-47389-101-9

PAGES: 246
IMAGE: B3199.jpg
BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y3nptsbp
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DESCRIPTION: The very popular “Your Towns & Cities At War” is building a 
unique collection of volumes providing a detailed local view of all parts of the British 
Isles during WWII. This new book provides the story of Reading during WWII, 
its proximity to London and communications links – Very Highly Recommended.


What this excellent series demonstrates is how all the towns and cities of Britain suffered similar challenges and deprivations during WWII. The only variation being intensity. It was total war and civilians and uniformed personnel were all involved on the Front Line, certainly until 1942. After 1942 many things changed and while London attracted missile and rocket attack, other parts of Britain saw huge camps established in preparation for the Second Front and D-Day.

There were so many changes to all of Britain and the people responded with stoic courage. Each book in this series is inspiring, emotive and provoking. This volume meets all of the high standards set by earlier volumes in the series.

The author is a prolific writer, a University lecturer with a strong interest in 20th Century warfare in Europe and its impact on the populations. He provides a readable and absorbing account of how Reading responded to WWII and there are many excellent photographs in support of his able text.