Hull at War 1939-45


The Air Raids

By: David Bilton, Malcolm K Mann
Format: Paperback
Series: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781473860902
Published: 1st April 2019
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£14.99

Hull at War 1939-45

As in the Great War, Hull was a prime target for the bombs of the German air force when the Second World War began, particularly as it was common knowledge that prior to September 1939, German planes had over flown the city taking pictures, and German sailors had visited the port and city. Throughout the war, each night the citizens of the city waited for the sound of the sirens telling them to get to their shelters. There were many false alarms but there were also many raids, so many that Hull has the dubious distinction of being the most bombed city in the country, after London, but compared to its size, the damage and number of casualties were even more devastating.

In the book are numerous photographs, many never previously published, which detail the effects of the raid on the city. Also included are extensive lists of the casualties caused by the bombing and by the blackout. This book is the first to detail every known raid and provides new evidence about previously unreported attacks using contemporary documents. Some parts of the story of the raids are harrowing and show the perils of daily life in a city during the blitz.



Some books that may interest you

Peninsular Eyewitnesses
Peninsular Eyewitnesses
By: Charles Esdaile

Tornado GR1
Tornado GR1
By: Michael John W Napier

American Expeditionary Force
American Expeditionary Force
By: Jack Holroyd

Escaping Has Ceased to be a Sport
Escaping Has Ceased to be a Sport
By: Frank Unwin

The Men Who Flew the Mosquito
The Men Who Flew the Mosquito
By: Martin Bowman

Japan Triumphant: The Far East Campaign, 1941-1942
Japan Triumphant: The Far East Campaign, 1941-1942
By: Philip Jowett

Portsmouth in the Great War
Portsmouth in the Great War
By: Sarah Quail

The Battle of the Ypres-Comines Canal 1940
The Battle of the Ypres-Comines Canal 1940
By: Jerry Murland

Ten Years at Hitler's Side
Ten Years at Hitler's Side
By: Coda Books

Passchendaele-The Hollow Victory
Passchendaele-The Hollow Victory
By: Martin Marix Evans

The Great War Illustrated 1915
The Great War Illustrated 1915
By: Jack Holroyd, William Langford

Disaster at Stalingrad
Disaster at Stalingrad
By: Peter Tsouras

Beware Raiders!
Beware Raiders!
By: Bernard Edwards

Black Arrow Blue Diamond
Black Arrow Blue Diamond
By: Brian Mercer

Hitler's Armada
Hitler's Armada
By: Geoff Hewitt



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information