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ISBN: 9781841149813
AUTHOR: Rodney Legg
Dorset at War
Dorset at War
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This is the story of Dorset in World War Two – from 1939 to 1945. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no other single county in the British Isles that contributed to victory in so many decisive ways and on such a variety of levels and fronts.

Dorset not only withstood the defensive phase but proved to be pivotal in waging the offensive war that followed – by developing the ideas of secret science into operational apparatus, by deploying assault battalions of the county regiment, and by providing the major American springboard for the D-Day landings. Taking the conflict year-by-year, renowned Dorset author andWorldWarTwo expert Rodney Legg shows how the county lived and functioned in those troubled times.

Rodney Legg was born in Bournemouth and has emerged as one of the area’s most prolific historians. He has produced dozens of books, particularly on local history and walking themes, and has edited both Dorset – The Country Magazine and Purbeck and Poole Magazine. Nationally he is still active in the environmental movement having been chairman of the Open Spaces Society since 1989 and a member of the ruling council of the NationalTrust from 1990 to 2009.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 981 3, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2009. Reprinted February 2010.

Bournemouth in the Good Old DaysBournemouth in the Good Old Days - £19.99
Born in Bournemouth, as was his father a century ago, Dorset historian Rodney Legg is ideally placed to return to his roots to present memories of the town. Focussing on the Bournemouth’s Edwardian heyday that faded away with the Great War, they carry on through the devastation of Second World War bombing to the era of postwar austerity and change.
A Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic CoastA Boot Up Dorset's Jurassic Coast - £4.99
Rodney Legg provides all the answers in ten walks, packed with colour photographs, along Dorset’s uniqueWorld-Heritage Jurassic Coast. In hardback, small enough to slip into the pocket, colourful enough to keep as a souvenir, the Boot Up Guide will be the indispensable bench-mark for the twenty-first century.
A Boot Up PurbeckA Boot Up Purbeck - £4.99
The ten circular walks by Rodney Legg, ranging from 3 to 8 miles, suit the needs of families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk, and reflect the many varied facets of the area
Christchurch - The Golden Years (pdf e-book)Christchurch - The Golden Years (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Christchurch - The Golden Years by Michael Hodges looks back at times within living memory. The years following the Second World War were ones of tumultuous change across the country and Christchurch was no exception.
Dorset AmericaDorset America - £19.99
The nineteenth century was the British century. The twentieth century was the American century. From clashes through to collusion the two nations remains linked by common roots and what has become the world language. All British counties, each state of the Union, and every Canadian province share intimate links. As Rodney Legg reveals for reasons geographical, military and political, Dorset can claim as many as any....
Bournemouth Then Meets NowBournemouth Then Meets Now - £14.99
Old views are contrasted with the same spot as it looks today.There are also complementary extracts and old maps plus cameo illustrations of incidental features from the settings both then and now. All presented by the doyen of local historians, Rodney Legg.
Dorset RailwaysDorset Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored.
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