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Lancashire v Hitler Civilians at War

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Lancashire's civilian population worked hard and suffered a good deal in their effort to beat Hitler - this is their story, much of it told at first-hand. At the beginning of the Second World War the county was thought to be a relatively safe place. This soon proved to be wrong and by August 1940 German bombers were regularly hitting Liverpool's docks. At Christmas the same year Manchester suffered its blackest week when 1,005 people were killed and many more were injured. Bomb shelters went up across the county and fuel and food were rationed. Children were evacuated from the towns and cities to the countryside. As the men went away to war, local women began to take on their jobs - in the factories and on the farms. Factories were diverted from their peace-time work to making munitions, light tanks, torpedo parts, machine gun mountings and other armaments.

Ron Freethy's book will stir many memories and recall a time that was full of danger and hardship; but also firm resolve and comradeship.

Ron Freethy was born and brought up in Lancashire and is a well-known broadcaster and journalist. He is the author of many books on the county including a companion volume Lancashire 1939-1945: The Secret War.

A5 (softcover) 176 pages

Author: Ron Freethy

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