Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, South-East Northumberland At War 1939-45

The ‘Your Towns & Cities In World War Two’ is providing a unique catalogue of local histories specific to WWII and has become very popular. This new book is written by an author born and bred in the area and provides a completely absorbing account of how the people of South-East Northumberland responded to the realities of WWII – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, South-East Northumberland At 
War 1939-45
FILE: R3001
AUTHOR: Craig Armstrong
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, WW2, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, The North 
East, South-East Northumberland, munitions. Military volunteers, arms industry, 
civilians, ARP, hospitals, supply lines, convoys, coastal shipping, submarine base. 
German bombing

ISBN: 1-47386-746-0

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DESCRIPTION: The 'Your Towns & Cities In World War Two' is providing a unique 
catalogue of local histories specific to WWII and has become very popular. This new
book is written by an author born and bred in the area and provides a completely 
absorbing account of how the people of South-East Northumberland responded 
to the realities of WWII – Very Highly Recommended.

The Northumberland coastline is broken up by fishing villages and towns along its length. The ‘Roads’, coastal shipping waters, are a natural marine highway that has been in use since before the Romans. On the outbreak of war Northumbrians flocked to the colours. The South-East was home to the Northumberland Fusiliers and the major Army recruiting centre for the area. The Regiment was deployed with the BEF, fighting in France and the Low Countries and evacuating from Dunkirk. At Singapore, an entire territorial battalion was taken prisoner by the Japanese.

The area covered the spread of war industries with vital farm land, mining industry, shipyards, light and heavy industry and ports. The community welcomed evacuees, maintained life in difficult circumstances, but it also included a share of war profiteers and it was not all good news and activity.

The author has not pulled any punches, presenting the history as it was and this makes the book all the more valuable in the way it provides insights that greatly aid understanding of the realities of war for this part of the British Isles.