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ISBN: 9780861834228
AUTHOR: Felicity Hebditch
Somerset in the Second World War
Somerset in the Second World War
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Specially written to appeal to young people and to evoke the memories of people who were children themselves during the conflict, Somerset at War tells the story of the Second World War from a child’s perspective. Recollections of German bombers passing over Exmoor on their way to attack Cardiff and ack-ack guns firing in Taunton, are mingled with the experiences of refugees from the cities – some hating country life, others enjoying it so much they never wished to go back. The excitement of the arrival of American troops, handing out sweets, chewing gum and the odd toy is a prelude to the jubilation of the huge victory parties throughout the county, when 10,000 people danced in Weston-super-Mare and at Bridgwater the dome of the Market House was painted red white and blue. Against these excitements were the twin backdrops of the war overseas and everyday life on the homefront which – even for children in a predominantly rural county like Somerset – could be hard and unremitting.

Setting the Somerset scene in a national and international context, Somerset at War tells the story of the suffering, courage and resilience of the county and its children in a way that will appeal to readers of all ages.

ISBN 0861834224, paperback, 205x205mm, 96 pages.

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