Blackpool at War

Blackpool at War : A History of the Fylde Coast during the Second World War

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Although it escaped bombing raids, Blackpool played an important role in the Second World War as a centre for training - with numerous airfields and factories surrounding the area. This book is the first to offer a dedicated history of the town in the period. It includes many interesting stories such as the people's playground, the Freckleton Air Disaster and an event-by-event account of activities.

Despite being less affected than some other areas, the difficult war years still impacted on local people. Filled with true tales of local courage and of the spirit of the people of Blackpool during these tumultuous years, this nostalgic volume will be of interest to all who know and love Blackpool.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 12mm | 200g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752485830
  • 9780752485836
  • 612,271

About John Ellis

John Ellis has been compiling this book for many years, interviewing local people and consulting a number of different sources.
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