Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Kent at War 1939 to 1945 (Paperback)
  • Kent at War 1939 to 1945 (Paperback)

Kent at War 1939 to 1945 (Paperback)

Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Following on from Blitz on Kent, all aspects of life during the Second World War were experienced during in this embattled county. From the onset of the war Kent became a key part in the front line defence of Britain. Defences were built, and the Home Guard formed. With the threat of invasion receding, the county took part in the great offensive against Nazi Germany. Preparations and training took place that lead to the D-Day invasion in June 1944 and ultimate victory in 1945. This book will tell the story of the story of the County from the very beginning of the war to the end and afterwards, both from civil and military perspectives. Subjects covered are: Invasion defences, Home Guard, Dunkirk, life during wartime, D-Day, German Prisoners of War, the Americans in Kent, The Royal Navy, people and life during wartime, The RAF, soldiers in Kent - regiments, training, individual studies, the military on the move: Bren Carriers, Churchill tanks, Covenanter tanks, artillery, Matilda tanks, Valentine tanks, motor bikes, lorries, lease-lend Vehicles, weapons, women in wartime Kent, VE Day and post-war Kent - the legacy of the war.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783463466
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 246 x 246 mm

You may also be interested in...

Kent Airfields in the Second World War
Added to basket
A Vicarage in the Blitz
Added to basket
Newington Remembers
Added to basket
From Moths to Merlins
Added to basket
Dover in the Second World War
Added to basket
Aces, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.