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Derbyshire at War 1939–45 (Paperback)

Local History WWII Social History Towns & Cities in World War Two Military

By Glynis Cooper
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781473875876
Published: 30th September 2019


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Few could believe that within twenty years of the war to end all wars being won, the world would once again be at war. Veterans of the Great War feared a repeat of events and, even worse, many knew that this time their children would also be involved in the fighting. What had all the sacrifice been about?

Derbyshire's towns and villages were badly affected 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 and the county was not ready to face another war, nor for the problems of warfare from the air and some resulting plane crashes on its hillsides. Yet somehow the county and its people found the strength to unite against the enemy once more and ensure that Germany would never be victorious.

Derbyshire at War 1939-45 chronicles life on the Home Front during the Second World War, which reached into every home and affected every citizen, changing lives and the face of the county. It is also a timely reminder of the difficulties, hardships and restrictions faced by Derbyshire as the war dragged on, and how local communites overcame the odds that were stacked against them.

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About Glynis Cooper

Glynis Cooper is an archaeologist, librarian and novelist with a passion for local history. During the last fifteen years she has researched, written and published over a dozen local history books and a novel. Among her publications are Castle Hill: Glossop's Other Fort, St Martins: The Roman Fort of Scilly, Longdendale: The Travellers' Valley, and The Illustrated History of Manchester's Suburbs. Currently she is compiling Spinning the Web, a site based on the history of the textile industry in northwest England.

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