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Plymouth at War From Old Photographs Derek Tait

Plymouth at War From Old Photographs By Derek Tait

Plymouth at War From Old Photographs by Derek Tait

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A fascinating look at how WWII brought devastation to the busy streets of Plymouth but did little to dampen the spirit of its inhabitants.

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Plymouth at War From Old Photographs by Derek Tait

During the Second World War, Plymouth suffered some of the worst Blitz damage in the country. Bustling streets such as Bedford Street, George Street and Old Town Street were totally destroyed, while popular stores including Dingles, Pophams, Boots and Woolworths were reduced to rubble. Casualties were high, yet the people of Plymouth kept their spirits up with concerts and regular dances held on the Hoe. On a visit to the city, Winston Churchill congratulated the local people by stating, 'Your homes are low but your hearts are high!' Illustrated with over 220 archive photographs and documents, Plymouth at War offers a unique record of the wartime history of Plymouth. This volume documents aspects of everyday life during this time, from the destruction of homes by enemy bombing and air-raid casualties, to the trials of rationing and evacuation and recalls the people who lived in and defended the city during those dangerous years.

About Derek Tait

Derek Tait has written numerous on subjects including social history, nostalgia, childhood, the First and Second World Wars, Houdini, Singapore and local history. He was born in Plymouth in 1961 and spent his early years in Singapore and Malaysia, writing several books about his time there. His past jobs have included working as a photographer and as a cartoonist. He has been writing local history books for many years now and has regular columns in the Herald, the Plymouth Shopper, the Plymstock and Wembury Marketplace Magazine and the Cramleigh Magazine. He also writes blog articles for Devon Life. He lives in Plymouth.

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Plymouth at War From Old Photographs by Derek Tait
Used - Very Good
Amberley Publishing
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