Hartlepool at War - World War II Defences ay High Throston and Cemetery Crossroads, by Peter Rowe
Published by Tees Archaeology in 2012, 24 pages. A5 size Booklet (N5001PE)
Illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, this booklet examines the surviving Second World War military and civilian defensive sites and structures in and around Hartleppol, with particular focis on the High Throston and Cemetery Crossroads areas
From the preface: The hurridly constructed defences of World War II are now recognised as an important part of our heritage. They represent the country's response to the threat of a German invasion in the early years of the war. Our beaches, roads and railways were protected by numerous pillboxes, road blocks and minefields, as were our towns and villages. Many of these defences were cleared after the war but many remained, hidden in hedgerows or buried in sand dunes.
These defences are now at threat, largely from coastal erosion or urbanisation. This booklet has been produced to raise the profile of these often neglected monuments - and particular reference is made to a group of pillboxes built to defend the road network on the western side of Hartlepool, at Cemetery Crossroads and High Throston.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover