Recalling the effect of World War II on the lives of the people of Romney Marsh, the author records their role in the war and brings back to life the everyday realities and intense atmosphere of those troubled times. The book features eyewitness accounts and memoirs, maps, plans and photographs.
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Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing, 2000. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. pictorial covers. illustrated. covers have light creasing and small water stain on front inside cover. Inside pages clean. Kent. Codice libro della libreria 015142
Descrizione libro SUTTON Publishing Ltd, 2000. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. Tall Sutton Laminated P/b.FINE.120pp.Well illustrated B/w photo-plates & Maps. A Historical Record. E Carpenter, a native of the garrison town of Lydd, is one of the leading authorities on the history of Romney Marsh & has written many books and articles about the Area - including 2 books of old photographs. In this fascinating and evocative book he has brought together a graphic collection of reminiscences and recalls the extraordinary effect of the Second World War on the lives of the inhabitants of Romney Marsh. after the defeat at Dunkirk Hitler's force were just 20 miles away from the Marsh. [ capture of German spies / evacuation plans / the Battle of Britain / landing grounds/ flying bombs/ PLUTO / the Home Guards/ the Land Army/ lifeboat men/ police/ secret army.etc] differing colour shading to covers is deliberate by the publisher [not faded] . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. Codice libro della libreria 120996
Descrizione libro Sutton, Great Britain, 2000. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. Paperback. Romney Marsh at War. In this fasvcinating and evocative book, the author recalls the extraordinary effect the Second World War on the lives of the inhabitants of Romney Marsh. After the British defeat at Dunkirk and the fall of France, Hitler's army and air force were just 20 miles away from Romney Marsh across the English Channel. The Marsh was on the front line, and for five difficult years the local people faced the direct threat of German invasion and air attack. The author records their role in the war and vividly brings back to life the everyday realities and intense atmosphere of those troubled times. The book describes the ancious intial efforts made to organize the defence of the Marsh in the early days of the confrontation, particularly at Lydd which was - and still is - a garrison town. It goes on to record the most significant events of the time - the capture of German spies, plans for the evacuation of children and sheep, the Battle of Britain, advanced landing grounds, flying bombs, PLUTO, and the eventual victory celebrations. These episodes are recollected by the participants who found themselves at the centre of the civil defence operations of southern Britain. In particular, the author quotes the Home Guardsmen and the Land Girls, the lifeboatmen and the police, members of the 'Secret Army', and the ordinary working inhabitants of the Marsh who played such an important part in the wartime economy. Illustrated. 120 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 093676
Descrizione libro Condition: Very Good. Binding: Paperback. Publisher: Sutton (2000). Codice libro della libreria NF-LB-3087647
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1999. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st ed. Tidy copy in tight binding; pages neat & well preserved. Slight creasing to bottom corners, small inscription at head of front free end paper. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS215763I
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 1999. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Softcover, excellent reference on Romney Marsh during WWII. 120pp., ills., plans, index. Near fine, card covers. Codice libro della libreria 16085
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-045-45-6451706