The publishers are justly respected by their catalogue of military history series and the series of which this book is the latest addition has proved extremely popular. The author has provided a warm and well researched history of Warwick at War . – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: Your Towns & Cities In World War Two, Warwick At War, 1939-45 FILE: R3186 AUTHOR: Graham Sutherland PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: British Isles, British towns and cities, total war, mobilized population, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, civilians at war, local regiments, bombing, ARP, Auxiliary Fire Service, war production, Luftwaffe, prime targets, consequential targets, Allied troops, rationing, shortages, recovery ISBN: 1-52672-235-6 PAGES: 235 IMAGE: B3186.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yal7tgve LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The publishers are justly respected by their catalogue of military history series and the series of which this book is the latest addition has proved extremely popular. The author has provided a warm and well researched history of Warwick at War . – Very Highly Recommended.
The towns of the British Isles were all directly marked by total war. The men joined the colours with the same enthusiasm as in 1914 and the women took the vacant jobs, creating a social revolution. Every one had to live with shortage of almost everything. Make do and Mend became a national activity. The young and the old mobilized each night as fire watchers, ambulance crews, fire crews, air raid wardens and first aiders. Warwick was not a primary Luftwaffe target but the terror bombers passed over on their way to Coventry and other primary targets. Damaged bombers dropped their loads short of the primary target and raids reached almost every town and city, including Warwick.
Warwick welcome Canadian and American troops who camped and trained in the area in the build up to D-Day. That also created some social challenges. It also marked the point were the war would be won and sparked a program of recovery as Warwick prepared for victory and peace.
The author, a retired policeman, has spent half a century in Warwick and tells the story factually but also with the warmth of someone familiar with the place and the people.