Manchester at War, 1939-45

Manchester at War, 1939-45 : The People's Story

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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 is an invaluable first-hand record 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 frequent dashes of unquenchable humour. Richly illustrated, and filled with true narratives of the courage and unbreakable spirit of the people of Manchester during those 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 more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 20g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752491024
  • 9780752491028
  • 2,178,293

About Graham Phythian

Graham Phythian is a retired teacher. He writes a local history column for the South Manchester Reporter and is a regular contributor to Soccer History magazine. He is the author of five books on regional and sport history, including South Manchester more

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