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Norfolk at War 1939-45 (Kindle)

Local History WWII Social History Military

By Stephen Browning
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
File Size: 177.3 MB (.mobi)
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Pages: 317
Illustrations: 50
ISBN: 9781473857018
eBook Released: 11th December 2018


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This year-on-year study of Norfolk at war is the first such for many years, which utilises material that has not been published in book form before or, sometimes, at all. In both the First and Second World War, Norfolk was pivotal, albeit for different reasons. During the war of 1939-45 Norfolk was home to many bases of the USAAF, changing the area forever with bases remaining a fond feature of Norfolk life. Another unique and enduring legacy was the arrival and often permanent settlement of many Poles, who are commemorated today by a shrine in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich. Norfolk was in many ways changed forever as it had largely, up until this time, been proudly, even stubbornly, isolated – a feature that could not have changed more dramatically. This study is both inevitably a military and social study. The major events both at home and overseas are laid out, together with a description of how home life unfolded in very dark times when the stoicism and humour of the Norfolk residents were tested. Contemporary material from newspapers, diaries and local records, as well as over 200 photographs, are used to bring life and colour and life to the account.

As featured on Norfolk Tales, Myths & More!

Norfolk Tales, Myths & More!

Stephen Browning has put together a fascinating account of Norfolk during the war, and takes us on a fascinating journey with great illustrations and photos.

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 Stephen Browning

About Stephen Browning

Stephen Browning has written a series of books with Norfolk themes, the latest of which, Visitors’ Historic Britain: Norwich and Norfolk: Stone Age to the Great War is published by Pen and Sword, February 2020. He has also written The World of Charles Dickens. In Asia he has written several books aimed at helping young professionals with their English skills, two of which have won top awards in Taiwan.

For more information about Stephen’s books please see www.stephenbrowningbooks.co.uk or www.facebook.com/stevebrowningbooks

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