Weapons, Wireless and World Wars - The Vital Role of the Lea Valley, by Jim Lewis
Book published by Libri in 2010, 82 pages. Softback (N3864P1)
Brand New Book
This fascinating book explores the involvement of the Lea Valley in the First and Second World Wars. From advances in weapons manufacture to the development of wireless technology - the Lea Valley was at the cutting edge of Britain's military war effort. But perhaps less well known is the story of the first Blitz (during World War One), and the sensational destruction of the Potters Bar Zeppelin. And then of course their is the role of Alexandra Palace during the Second World War, when it served as a transmitter station to jam enemy communications and save countless lives.
Jim Lewis tells these and many more stories in this excellent book, which will appeal to both people with an interest in the local area of the Lea Valley, as well as people with a more general interest in the two wars.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs