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"Towns at War" Index

by Ian Sadler

 

Introduction

 

In the early 1970s, local historians decided to produce books about their local town and the events that took place between 1939 and 1945.

They drew on the memory of friends and locals who lived through that period. It was interesting that they decided to use private and original wartime photographs published by long defunct newspapers.

The focal point for model makers is in the photographs and the wealth of otherwise hidden detail contained in them.

Not only do they make interesting reading for those who were fortunately enough not live through that terrible period, but they have also captured the feel of the times for future generations to come. Hopefully they will never have to endure what our Grand parents and parent's when through.

This Index is ongoing and will not be complete until the last "Town at War" book is published.

All the books listed are in my own personal Library and can be obtained from book dealers or your own local library search system.

I do not intend to list all the interesting photographs that appear in these books, as that would be a mammoth task. In summary, though, some of the subjects covered in these books include ARP's, Factory Armaments, Home Guard, Heavy Rescue, D Day preparation, Civil Defence, War Damage, The Navy, The Army, The Airforce as based in the UK and overseas. If you are looking for types of vehicles used by any of the Emergency services these books will prove invaluable.

I dedicate this to all those who lived and worked and fought for the freedom with such a heavy price to pay.

I will only list the Title, Author, Date published, ISBN no if known, it is up to you the reader to track them down, good luck and happy researching and modelling.

 

Title

Author

Date Published

ISBN No

North Gloucestershire at War

Peter Gill

1995

0-7509-1134-4

Southwick The D-Day Village That Went to war

Geoffrey O' Connell

1994

1-85253-299-8

War Time Cheshire

Cheshire County Council

1998

Not listed

Look Duck and Vanish

E C Hall

1995

0-9448639-17-2

The Home Guard

David Carroll

1999

0-7509-1823-3

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston

Colin Tooke

1999

0-95322953-1-1

Hull at War

Clive Hardy

1993

0-873626-53-3

London at War

Clive Hardy and Nigel Arthur

1989

1-85555563-006-0

The Blitz of Canterbury

Paul Crampton

1989

09848-193-441

Gosport goes to War

Lesley Burton

1981

Not listed

Norfolk at War

Neil R Storey

1995

0-7509-0890-4

The Black Country at War

Alton Douglas

1985

0-947865-00-4

D Day

Tony Hall

1994

0-86101-754-4

The Home Ports

BJ Marsh and

S Almond

1993

0-9521312-0-x

Memories of Coventry

Alton Douglas

1987

1-85858-032-3

Great Yarmouth at War

Colin Tooke and David Scarles

1989

0-946148-41-4

Derby at War

Clive Hardy and Russ Brown

1979

1-85563-002-8

The Blitz Canterbury

Anne Pope

1992

1-870844-01-7

Then The War Came

Peter H Robinson

1989

0-907033-85-7

A North East Coast Town

T Geraghty

1989

0-946289-19-0

East Anglia at War 1939-45

D E Johnson

1992

0-7117-0598-4

Loughborough at War

Local paper back

1995

Not listed

Churchill's Secret Army 1939-45

A E Cocks

1992

0-86332-659-5

The Home Guard

S P Mackenzie

1996

0-19-285331-7

This Time of Crisis

Glasgow

Andrew Jeffrey

1993

1-85158-582-6

The City at War

I Grant and

N Madden

1975

904041-298

Hackney at War

Jennifer Golden

1995

0-7509-0860-2

Coventry at War

Alton Douglas

1983

1-85858-004-8

Birmingham at War

Alton Doulgas

1982

0-947731-93-8

Memories of Swansea at War

South Wales Evening Post publication

1988

0-948946-28--8

Norwich at War

Joan Banger

1974

0-946148-40-6

D Day West Sussex

Ian Greig and

Kim Leslie

Alan Readman

1994

0-86260-291-2

Grimsby at War

Clive Hardy

1989

0-948946-50-4

East Kent at War

David Collyer

1994

0-7509-0774-6

Southampton at War

Anthony Kemp

1994

185455-033-0

Glasgow at War

Paul Harris

1986

0-948946-03-2

Aberdeen at War

Paul Harris

1987

948946-06-7

Worthing at War

Colin Clark and Rupert Taylor

1989

1-871986-01-1

Port in a Storm Liverpool Docks

John Hughes

1993

0-9516129-56

Coastal Town as War

Peter Brooks

1988

0-94614835x

Kent Home Guard

K R Gulvin1980

1980

0-9505733-3-7

Grantham the War Years

M G Knapp

1995

1-872375-15-4

Somerset at War

Mac Hawkins

1988

0-9461159-54-8

 


"Towns at War" Index List Copyright 2000 by Ian Sadler
Page Created 02 January, 2000
Last Updated 13 May, 2001

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