The Second World War had a profound and
unprecedented effect on the people of Norfolk.
During that conflict thousands of local men and
women ‘did their bit’ in the armed forces while
many of those they left behind were part of a
most remarkable endeavour. These men and
women on the Home Front, often facing extreme
danger, took part in vast array of occupations, and
enlisted in volunteer and auxiliary forces as part
of the war effort.
This book is a compelling record of their stories,
much of it in their own words, and from
documents, books, newspapers and periodicals
written or published during the war or in its
As well as being fascinating in its own right, the
book will prove to be a useful starting point or
reference work for researchers over the years to
come, and some small tribute to all those from
the county of Norfolk who gave so much during
Profusely illustrated with almost 250 photographs
and documents, many previously unseen, taken
from the unique and nationally-respected archive
assembled by the author, this important book will
appeal to all those with an interest in Norfolk’s
military past and in family history.
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.
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.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 990 5, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2010.