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South East Northumberland at war 1939-1945

South East Northumberland at war 1939-1945

Armstrong, Craig, author

In 1939, South-East Northumberland shared a proud tradition of military service with it's wider region and this was reflected in the huge numbers of men and women from the area who came forward for service in the military or in roles such as the Home Guard, ARP services or nursing. This part of Northumberland was a key recruitment centre for the local county regiment, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, with men from the area being heavily involved in the fighting during the blitzkrieg of France and the Low Countries, the miracle of Dunkirk, as well as many more battles. Yet, to the dismay of many, an entire territorial battalion was taken prisoner at Singapore. Some seen the business opportunities created by the war and this book highlights this and also includes accounts of the struggle that many families faced in coping with rising wartime prices, longer working hours, and endless worry

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Military, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Craig Armstrong
ISBN: 1473867460, 9781473867468
Physical Description: 176 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Warfare and Defence.; Northumberland (England) History 20th century Pictorial works.; World War, 1939-1945 England Northumberland Pictorial works.; World War, 1939-1945 England Northumberland.; Northumberland (England) History 20th century.