Norfolk Coast in the Great War

King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Sheringham, Cromer and Great Yarmouth

Stephen Browning

Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
50 illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473848771
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Norfolk Coast in the Great War focuses on the trials and joys, the achievements and disappointments, the humor and the sadness of everyday life in a region living on the edge of the country at the heart of the Kings vast Empire. Everyone from the folk who went off to fight, to scouts and schoolchildren, had a role to play in this coastline that had, since the time of the Spanish Armada, been considered a likely place for an enemy invasion. There were days of great tension, even terror, such as on the day of the first bombardment of the coast by the German Navy, and the day of Zeppelin attacks and dog fights out to sea when the flimsy planes of a fledgling RAF took on the Red Baron and his comrades.

This unique study is based largely on original archive material, much of it never before published in book form. It is accompanied by many rare and fascinating photographs that show the day-to-day life of the people who lived in the many settlements on the coast and just inland. In addition, this book also gives an itinerary for a walk along the 46 mile stretch of the coast from Hunstanton to Cromer, taking in many of the places discussed and giving views that are exactly the same as they were 100 years ago.

About The Author

Stephen Browning has written a series of books with Norfolk themes. _Norwich in the Great War_ was published by Pen & Sword in January 2016. Other titles include _Discover Norwich, Discover Norfolk - Land of Wide Skies, Spirit of Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk Food Heroes_ and _Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path_. He has also written _The World of Charles Dickens_. In Asia he has written several books aimed at helping young professionals with their English skills, two of which have won top awards in Taiwan. Time permitting, he also enjoys writing features for Norfolk magazines and newspapers as well as detective stories. For more information about Stephen's books, please see


"This brilliant seriescomes right to my door with a look at the North Norfolk coast before moving down the east coast to Yarmouth. An excellent narrative and some brilliant photos particularly of Sheringham, my home town, from the WW1 years, which I'd never seen before, make this a vital addition to the series."

- Books Monthly

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