Manchester at War, 1939-45

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Februar 2014



This new book is a remarkable and moving account of life on the home front in Manchester during the Second World War. Based on transcripts of recorded interviews with senior civilians and former members of the Armed Services, this book provides a first-hand narrative of what it was like to live under the shadow of war. The everyday hardships and heroism are recalled: the Blitz, rationing, the Home Guard, evacuees, war work, and the American presence prior to D-Day. Despite all the tragedy and difficulties, the Mancunian spirit shines through with the frequent dash of unquenchable humour. Richly illustrated, and filled with true accounts of local heroism and of the unbreakable spirit of the people of Manchester during these tumultuous years, this book looks at how the city fared during the Second World War, played her part in victory, and how the day-to-day life of her people was affected.


Graham Phythian is a retired teacher. He has written a local history column for the South Manchester Reporter and is a regular contributor to Soccer History magazine. He is the author of seven books on regional and sport history, including South Manchester Remembered (2012) and Manchester at War (2014).
EAN: 9780750955270
Untertitel: The People's Story. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The History Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2014
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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