Few could believe that within twenty years of the war to end all wars being won the world was once again at war. Veterans of the Great War feared going through the same thing again and, even worse, many knew that this time their children would also be involved in the fighting. What had all the sacrifice been about?
Cambridgeshire, the city of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge were badly hit by the Great War with many lives lost, families ripped apart and a way of life that had changed forever. Building and economic recovery had been hindered by the Great Depression. The county was not ready to face another war nor for the problems of warfare in the air. Yet somehow the county, the city and the university all found the strength to unite against the enemy once more and ensure that Germany would never win the war.
The book chronicles life on the Home Front during the Second World War, which itself reached into every home and affected every citizen, changing the life and the face of the county. It is also a timely reminder of the difficulties, hardships, restrictions and morale faced by the city as the war dragged on, and how the local community overcame the odds that were stacked against them.
The Trafalgar Chronicle
By: Peter Hore
Night Duel Over Germany
By: Peter Jacobs
German Naval Guns
By: Miroslaw Skwiot
The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects
By: The War Museum of the Boer Republics
Images of the Past: Wembley
By: Maurice Crow
The Dawn of the Drone
By: Steve Mills
Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER
By: Brian Lett
Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo
By: John Grehan, Alexander Nicoll
The Samurai in 100 Objects
By: Stephen Turnbull