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Wartime Leicester Ben Beazley

Wartime Leicester

Ben Beazley

Published May 13th 2004
ISBN : 9780750936712
Paperback
176 pages
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On the morning of 3 September 1939 the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Neville Chamberlain, announced that Britain was at war with Germany. Along with every other city in the country, Leicester was about to be plunged into almost six years ofMoreOn the morning of 3 September 1939 the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Neville Chamberlain, announced that Britain was at war with Germany. Along with every other city in the country, Leicester was about to be plunged into almost six years of hardship and privation. This work tells the story of the war years in Leicester. It describes the meticulous planning of such men as Charles Keene, chairman of the Emergency Committee, and of the air raids that demolished many parts of the city - claiming 122 victims and injuring almost 300 more. It describes the hardships brought about by years of rationing and blackouts, and also the story of everyday life in Leicester during this extraordinary period.