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A Schoolboy's War in Essex (Paperback): David F. Wood

A Schoolboy's War in Essex (Paperback)

David F. Wood

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Although only children at the time, the Second World War had a permanent effect on the schoolboys who lived through the conflict. Watching a country preparing for war and then being immersed in the horrors of the Blitz brought encounters and events that some will never forget. Now in their seventies and eighties, many are revisiting their memories of this time of upheaval and strife for the first time. In this charming book, David F. Wood recalls his days as a schoolboy in Essex, where his family moved when the Luftwaffe threatened his native London. With the same sense of fascination that grips many men of his generation, he describes watching airmen parachute to safety during the Battle of Britain and witnessing a Messerschmitt dramatically crash-landing close to his home. The accounts of his days spent playing with his new friends in the nearby countryside provide a stark contrast to the ravages of a war that was going on all around them. The first of a new series documenting the memories of these wartime schoolboys, this book is a must for anyone who wishes to learn more about life on the Home Front through the eyes of someone who witnessed it first hand.

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Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2010
Authors: David F. Wood
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-0-7524-5517-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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LSN: 0-7524-5517-6
Barcode: 9780752455174

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