Exeter in the 1940s, by Todd Gray

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Exeter in the 1940s, by Todd Gray
Exeter in the 1940s, by Todd Gray

Published by the Mint Press in 2004, 151 pages. Paperback (N5957X1)

From the rear side cover: Exeter in the 1940s: War, Destruction and Rebirth is a fresh look at one of the most important decades in the city's history. It uses, for the first time, Exeter's civil defence archive. Many of these documents were marked secret or confidential at the time and relate to fire watching, the Home Guard, American servicemen, evacuees, the Women's Voluntary Service, the British Restaurants and the city's response to the blitz among many other subjects.

The book provides a narrative of the war years - a monthly account of major and minor events from 1939 to 1945 shows the course of the war in Exeter. It also includes an analysis of rebuilding in the late 1940s, the largest reconstruction project in the city's history.


Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the left and right hand edges of the book curve gently upwards from where it has been stored flat on the shelves, and there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover
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