Essex at War 1939 - 1945


By: Frances Clamp
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781473860414
Published: 5th June 2017
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
£7.79

Essex at War 1939 - 1945

Although much maligned, Essex is a vibrant county with a long and exciting history. Being close to the Continent and with one of Britain’s longest coastlines, it was an obvious target for invasion as the threat of war grew. Many defensive structures were built by the sea and to protect major routes across the county. The remains of pill boxes can still be seen.

Essex at War 1939-1945 tells how war greatly affected the county: children were evacuated both to and from Essex; being close to London the county suffered from regular air attacks; farming was important and the Women’s Land Army arrived in force. Accounts of Essex airmen and sailors who supported those escaping from Dunkirk are told, and once the USA entered the war there was a new type of invasion in the county when their servicemen arrived and were welcomed at many of the county’s airfields.

Memories of children growing up during those difficult years are recalled. These include nights spent in cold, damp Anderson shelters, sleeping under solid tables or in claustrophobic Morrison shelters. We learn about disrupted school lessons and the fear felt when the air raid siren wailed. When the V-1 and V-2 unmanned flying bombs were launched in 1944, many still remember listening for the engines to switch off and counting the seconds until they fell to earth.

 




Some books that may interest you

History of the Glider Pilot Regiment
History of the Glider Pilot Regiment
By: Claude Smith

Tramp Ships
Tramp Ships
By: Roy Fenton

Trench Warfare 1850-1950
Trench Warfare 1850-1950
By: Anthony Saunders

MIG
MIG
By: Rudolf Hofling

From the Krays to Drug Busts in the Caribbean
From the Krays to Drug Busts in the Caribbean
By: Ian Brown

Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great
By: Dennis Showalter

Operation Chariot
Operation Chariot
By: Jean-Charles Stasi

Teenage Tommy
Teenage Tommy
By: Richard van Emden

The Churchill Factor
The Churchill Factor
By: Boris Johnson



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

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.