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ISBN: 9780857041289
AUTHOR: Steve Snelling
Norwich A Shattered City
Norwich A Shattered City
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During two nights of intense bombing in April 1942 Norwich suffered its worst ordeal of the war as Hitler targeted the cathedral city for destruction as part of his vengeance campaign designed to lay waste Britain’s cultural centres.

Known as the Baedeker raids, the German bombers tore the heart out of the city, turning the commercial centre to a near wasteland, and leaving entire streets in ruins. Yet, ironically, though there was heavy loss of life, with over 200 deaths caused by these raids alone, the majority of the city’s most historic buildings, including its Norman castle and cathedral, escaped the bombs and the fires that ravaged so many shops, factories and homes.

The author has made much use of records in the National Archives together with Mass- Observation diaries held at the University of Sussex to tell the full story of a ruthless bombing campaign that continued into the summer of 1942. His research, combined with vivid eyewitness accounts, offers a fresh perspective on the raids as well as setting them in their proper historical context.

Illustrated with more than 170 photographs and other images, the book presents a graphic portrait of the suffering and the stoicism displayed during an assault from the air that changed the face of Norwich forever.

Steve Snelling is a freelance writer and journalist with more than 35 years experience of working on newspapers and magazines in Norfolk. For the past eight years he has edited and written for the Eastern Daily Press Sunday supplement and Eastern Daily Press Saturday magazines. He recently left the newspaper as an assistant editor in order to concentrate on writing books. His previous books include Gallipoli, Passchendaele and the Naval VCs, Over Here: The Americans in Norfolk during World War Two, and Images of Norwich.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 128 9, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published March 2012.

Portsmouth : A Shattered CityPortsmouth : A Shattered City - £8.99
In this unique collection of rare images local journalist and author Anthony Triggs shows the way the war-torn city changed as the demolition crews went to work, and how the gaping wounds of the city were cleaned and cleared to make way for the new Portsmouth.
Liverpool BlitzedLiverpool Blitzed - £19.99
By comparing the wartime image to the modern viewpoint this book by Neil Holmes gives the reader a link to the city’s experiences that mere statistics can never convey. The book covers not just famous landmarks like the Liver Buildings but also ordinary houses, churches and pubs. It will inspire anyone, whether local or not to reflect on the sacrifice and bravery of Liverpool people in the city’s darkest hour.
Plymouth - A Shattered CityPlymouth - A Shattered City - £19.99
For anyone who has an interest in Plymouth, and particularly in the years during which the old city was replaced by post-war redevelopment, this illustrated story of the blitz of 1941 and its aftermouth by Gerald Wasley will be of great fascination.
 
 
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