Published privately by the authors in 2012, 144 pages. Paperback (N4610)
Brand New Book, signed by both authors on the title page
This book is subtitled 'The story of the men from Wolstanton, May Bank and Porthill, North Staffordshire, who gave their lives for their country, 1939 to 1945', and it provides a detailed list of each of the men, with as much detail about them as is known (including biographical information such as when and where they were born, where they lived, what regiment/unit they served in, where they saw action, and where and how they died).
From the rear side cover: Shot down over enemy territory, drowned in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, gunned down by fanatical SS troops. This was the fate of many young men from the Wolstanton, May Bank and Porthill areas of Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, during the Second World War. Men who had earlier worked as coal miners, electricians, pottery workers, shop assistants or clerks and who had donned a uniform and gone off to fight for their country against tyranny and oppression.
This book records the soldiers, sailors and airmen of those three villages who died during the war, and also those who died in 1946 and 1947 whilst still in the service of the crown... and the total now stands at 118 (117 men and one woman who died in 1947)
Please note that although new, this book does have some very light bubbling throughout (where several copies have been stored flat on the shelves, one on top of the other). There is also a small price sticker on the rear side cover