Thanet at War

Thanet at War

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Being within easy reach of the German bombers and fighters operating from across the English Channel, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate became obvious and easy targets during the Second World War. Here, author Roy Humphreys, charts the course of the war in the vulnerable Thanet towns and how it was to affect the lives of those resident there. Stressing the invaluable contribution of the ordinary citizens in Thanet's war effort, the author explores how the local people adapted to their new circumstances. For some this meant evacuation; for others brewing a cup of tea for the troops or joining one of the civil defence services, such as the Home Guard. Many personal accounts of incidents are presented, along with some humorous anecdotes highlighting the unquenchable spirit ever-present during the dark war years. This book is a must-have for anyone wanting to understand Thanet's role in wartime Britain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 10mm | 320g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752453319
  • 9780752453316