An excellent addition to a very popular series, in this volume reviewing Derbyshire in WWII. Carefully researched and well-written, this new book also features many rare images in illustration – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Derbyshire At War 1939-45 FILE: R3016 AUTHOR: Glynis Cooper PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, World War Two, Second World War, North of England, Towns, Cities, Home Front, Civilians, bombing, war production
IMAGE: B3016.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5mnxr5j LINKS: DESCRIPTION: An excellent addition to a very popular series, in this volume reviewing Derbyshire in WWII. Carefully researched and well-written, this new book also features many rare images in illustration – Highly Recommended. As this fine series unfolds, it shows how every part of Britain was deeply involved in the war effort, a total war that made no distinction between the civilian population, military personnel and military activity. Derbyshire was no exception and along with most towns, cities and villages had suffered during WWI with so many of its young men never returning. Between the Wars it faced challenges in returning to something approaching normal and suffered badly during the recession. It was therefore not in the best shape when it was called again to support a new conflict. The author relates the struggle and the ways in which the communities faced a new war that was even more complete than WWI. Derbyshire also played a unique part in the preparations for the Dam Busters' Raid as reservoirs and dams in the area provided suitable training targets for the Lancasters of 617 Squadron as it under took very low level bombing runs across water to precision drop the unique bouncing bombs.