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ISBN: 9780857042354
AUTHOR: Neil Storey
Norfolk Goes to War
Norfolk Goes to War
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Norfolk Goes to War recounts the dramatic and moving story of life within the county during the First World War, superbly illustrated with 200 unique photographs. Neil Storey gives special emphasis to the lives of ordinary people in the years leading up to the war, the thousands of men who volunteered to fight and the women and children left at home.

Also covered in depth are the direct attacks made by Germany on the county by sea and by air, the defensive preparations along the coast and in towns and villages, and how all this changed the face of Norfolk during four long years of conflict and beyond.

The book covers topics often overlooked: the fear and suspicion of foreigners, with stories of spies abounding; the food shortages caused by panic buying and hoarding; small Norfolk communities suddenly coping with the appearance of hundreds of serving men on anti-invasion duties or training. Aircraft, rarely seen in the skies before 1914, now flew noisily from airfields hastily built throughout the county and the makeshift refitting of trawlers saw fishermen patrolling the coast and sweeping for enemy mines.

Women looked to deal with life now that husbands, boyfriends and sons were serving far from home, thousands volunteering as nurses or providing essential services as munitions workers, postwomen, forage corps, and in the Women’s Land Army. Boy Scouts acted as runners or bicycle despatch riders and schoolchildren throughout the county helped with fundraising to support the war effort and to provide comforts for the troops at the Front.

Their's is the remarkable story told in Norfolk Goes to War.

Neil Storey is a born and bred Norfolk man. A graduate of the University of East Anglia and one of the foremost historians of the county specialising in social and military history themes, he has published over 25 books and countless articles for magazines and journals. Undoubtedly a man blessed with a ready wit and ebullient character he is a familiar voice on BBC local radio; he has also acted as a consultant and featured on a number of television documentaries and dramas. Neil is in constant demand by both academic and social audiences for his lectures, talks and legendary after dinner speeches. Also by Neil Storey from Halsgrove: The Pride of Norfolk, Norfolk in the Great War and Norfolk in the Second World War.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 235 4, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published September 2014.

Norfolk FloodsNorfolk Floods - £19.99
The three floods covered in this book occurred in 1912, 1938 and 1953, and are some of the most severe to be suffered by the county, not just in the twentieth century but for hundreds of years before. Here, illustrated with almost 250 dramatic photographs, many of them never before published, Neil Storey traces the story of each of these catastrophes.
Norfolk from the Air 2Norfolk from the Air 2 - £14.99
Norfolk from the Air 2 follows on from Mike Page's earlier book covering the county, and once again every type of landscape and a wide variety of interesting features are included, from ancient buildings to recent urban developments, from Norfolk’s distinctive churches to grand stately homes, and from busy towns to sleepy villages. Mike’s superb photographs are described by Pauline Young who adds her own details to each scene, bringing each to life through her expert captions.
Discovering Old NorfolkDiscovering Old Norfolk - £19.99
300 nostalgic photographs in this book by Susan Wright subtitled The Road to the Past Through the Photographs of Tom Nokes (1869-1943) take the reader back down that nostalgic route, providing a unique portrait of Norfolk when it truly was a rural gem. These little-known marvellous images of people and places evoke the essence of life in the countryside in the early years of the twentieth century.
Norfolk in the Great WarNorfolk in the Great War - £19.99
Themes explored in this fascinating work by Neil Storey include the road to war in 1914, how the county mobilized, recruitment, zeppelin raiders, spy scares,The Norfolk Regiment, local heroes, life on the Home Front, the War Hospitals that were set up by almost every town and many villages the county, the Armistice and the aftermath of war.
Norfolk in the Second World WarNorfolk in the Second World War - £19.99
Profusely illustrated with almost 250 photographs and documents, many previously unseen, taken from the unique and nationally-respected archive assembled by Norfolk historian Neil Storey, this important book will appeal to all those with an interest in Norfolk’s military past and in family history.
Norfolk from the AirNorfolk from the Air - £14.99
Mike Page’s name has become synonymous with high-quality aerial photographs in East Anglia. His popular books have sold in their thousands while his photographs also appear regularly in newspapers, magazines and on TV. Norfolk from the Air might be said to be ‘the best of the best’, covering as it does his home county and including hand-picked photographs from recent flights.
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