• Redditch at War

Redditch at War

Alan Foxall

  • Price: £14.99 £16.99
  • Publisher: Breedon Books
  • ISBN: 9781859834121
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From the time of the Civil War - when the town barely existed - to the Luftwaffe bombing raids of World War Two, Redditch has had a long history of conflict. The book offers glimpses of familiar places during periods of intense social upheaval. In 1794 the Worcestershire Yeomanry was formed, originally with the intention of putting down workers' riots in nearby industrial towns such as Redditch. The outbreak of War World One was greeted with enthusiasm by the town as a flood of volunteers rushed to join up. Until late 1915, Redditch hosted continuous recruiting meetings and parades. Chamberlain's declaration of war in 1939 brought an influx of evacuees to Worcestershire and the industrial life of the town changed dramatically. Redditch became a significant contributor to war production as new factories sprang up. When peace was eventually declared the town celebrated with street parties, carnivals and much rejoicing. Through a fascinating collection of photographs, the authors have created a vivid image of life on the 'home front' during both World Wars.
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Format Hardback
Pages 160
Dimensions 305mm x 220mm
Illustrations black & white

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