Pocklington at War, by J and M Ainscough
Booklet published privately by the authors in 2010, 58 pages. A5 size booklet (N5531)
From the rear side cover: As the great events of the Second World War played themselves out, the citizens of a small East Yorkshire market town had to cope with all the changes brought by the war including the building of a huge Bomber Command airfield on its doorstep. This book tells the story of how the people of Pocklington came to terms with the war and its stress and anxiety by their practical involvement. Their sympathy for the servicemen and particularly the airmen who risked their lives every flight led to a generosity of spirit which, in the midst of war and death, was life-enhancing for all concerned.
Chapters include: The Eve of War, Preparations for War, The First Year at War, The War comes to Pocklington, The Airfield and 405 (Vancouver) Squadron, The Airfield and 102 (Ceylon) Squadron, Pocklington helps to pay for the War, Comings and Goings, Households and Children, Farming and Land Girls, and The End of the War.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. 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