First Ebook sale of the month - East Anglia at War
In both world wars the British confidently expected Germany to mount an
invasion through East Anglia. During the Great War enormous numbers of
troops, who were desperately needed on the Western Front, were tied up
defending East Anglia against an invasion that never came. In spite of
this, in World War II, once again it was East Anglia where the
confidently predicted German invasion would take place.
In both Wars East Anglia was a hive of activity with soldiers,
sailors and airmen frantically preparing for an invasion that never
came, and latterly striking back at Hitler’s Reich through RAF Bomber
This book looks at East Anglia in those desperate, bloody years. It
shows how the people of the area coped and survived, or sometimes made
the ultimate sacrifice. The book also looks at the relics of those years
- gun emplacements, airfields and other structure built while East
Anglia was at War.
Chapter One – The Scene is Set
Chapter Two – Encore Une Fois
Chapter Three – The Agricultural Revolution
Chapter Four– The Beginning
Chapter Five – When will they arrive?
Chapter Six –The German invasion plan
Chapter Seven – Local Organisation
Chapter Eight - The Home Guard
Chapter Nine – Military Readiness
Chapter Ten - The RAF before the Battle
Chapter Eleven – The Battle of Britain Begins
Chapter Twelve – The fight to the Death, Douglas Bader and the Big Wing
Chapter Thirteen – Some Iconic Airfields of East Anglia
Chapter Fourteen – The American Intervention – The early Days
Chapter Fifteen – US in Britain
Chapter Sixteen - Keeping the North Sea Open
Chapter Seventeen – Air Raids
Chapter Eighteen – And Finally
About the Author
Michael’s home is in East Anglia. After many years based near Cambridge, he now lives close to the North Norfolk Coast.
Always a prolific writer, during more than twenty years as a head
teacher he managed to combine his writing activities with running a
school. Educational writing continues to play a significant part in his
output, but he has also written widely on topics relating to 20th
century military history. This book combines his interest in military
history with his love of East Anglia.
This is Michael’s twelfth book and his third covering a World War II
topic. The other two: RAF Duxford and Douglas Bader were both published
as part of Bretwalda’s Heroes of the RAF series.
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