Swineshead at War, by Pamela Southworth
Booklet published by Richard Kay, 96 pages. Paperback (N5340)
From the rear side cover: Swineshead at War begins with a potted history of this Lincolnshire village in the twentieth century which helps any reader familiar with Swineshead or, as a newcomer, to understand the impact the two world wars had on the village and village life. Pamela Southworth has also added, as an Appendix, some fascinating recipes used to feed 'The Men' in the second World War and typical describes ration allowances.
Though Swineshead's memorial was dedicated on the 7th of November 1920, more names have been added over the following years and now displays 64 names.
The author provides a meticulous guide to all those pear, engraved on Swineshead's memorial. Seperating War One and Two she gives much information about who these men were, their relationship to other family members and, so far as possible, where and when they lost their lives and are buried. With over 40 illustrations (many are reproduced photographs from newspaper reports) this book gives a remarkable insight into the lives of those 'Not Forgotten' men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Condition of the book is generally good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover, and the book curves gently upwards along the left and right hand edges, from where it has been stored flat on the shelves.