Sussex at War 1939–45

Clifford Mewett

From the Dunkirk evacuation, Sussex became a front-line County and a likely invasion area if the German's launched their feared attack.

This book takes an in depth look at the fortification of the County, the plight of the evacuees who were hurriedly moved from London to escape the threat of the capital being bombed and who were re-evacuated when
Date Published :
July 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
Illustration :
50 integrated illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473855595
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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From the Dunkirk evacuation, Sussex became a front-line County and a likely invasion area if the German's launched their feared attack.

This book takes an in depth look at the fortification of the County, the plight of the evacuees who were hurriedly moved from London to escape the threat of the capital being bombed and who were re-evacuated when German air attacks caused much damage and loss of life. The Luftwaffe's tip and run raids were particularly feared.

Many thousands of Canadian troops were stationed in Sussex, from where they launched the disastrous raid on Dieppe. Sussex was also heavily involved in the build up to D Day and suffering badly from the much feared Doodlebugs, Hitler's revenge weapon. When victory was secured in 1945 Sussex celebrated as Prisoners of War came home and soldiers, sailors and airmen were demobbed.

Sussex at War 1939-1945 also looks at the role played by the civilian population, voluntary organizations and the spirit of defiance which swept the County.

If you are interested in wartime Sussex history, local history of the second world war or Britain's war effort and life on the home front, then this is the book for you.

About The Author
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Cliff Mewett has lived in Sussex all his life and developed a keen interest in its history. He was born in Hastings and attended Hastings Grammar School before embarking on careers with the Prudential and Post Office which eventually led to a move to Bognor Regis. Concurrently he spent eleven years as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Training Branch and is Chairman of the Bognor Regis Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association. To date he has published eight books on Sussex history. Apart from Sussex history he has a collection of classic British Motor-Cycles.

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