Grantham, The War Years 1939-1945, by Malcolm G. Knapp
Published by Lincolnshire Books in 1995, 94 pages. Large softback - c. 25cm by 20.5cm (N4801)
This book is a fascinating pictorial history of life in Grantham during the Second World War, and is packed full with black and white photographs showing the people and places and streets and buildings of the town during the war.
From the rear side cover: According to the Imperial War Museum the town of Grantham has something of its history not possessed by most other towns of comparable size, namely a pictorial diary of its life throughout the whole of the Second World War.... and this is entirely due to a local businessman who business was photography.
Walter Lee was born in Grantham in 1891 and grew up in the town before setting up a photographic business, and during the Second World War he kept a meticulous photographic diary of what life was like in the town.
This book uses those extensive photographs, together with additional research, to show how Grantham got on with its life despite and because of the world war on its doorstep. They show how the town battled, damaged but determined, to do its quite considerable bit....
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover, and a very small amount of spine roll along the left hand edge