Plymouth at War From Old Photographs

Plymouth at War From Old Photographs

Portraits of Heroes

Portraits of Heroes

Plymouth at War Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th September 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations185

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Plymouth has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445604268

The face of Plymouth changed forever during the Second World War. Heavy bombing destroyed most of its buildings and left the city devastated. Many people found themselves homeless with their only belongings being possessions salvaged from their destroyed homes. Many children were evacuated away from danger and were sent out into the countryside. Many didn't want to go while others saw it as an adventure. The Dockyard also came under attack and large areas of Devonport were destroyed or severely damaged. Other areas hit by the bombing included St Budeaux, Saltash Passage, Swilly (later North Prospect) and Stonehouse. Plymouth Hoe also suffered damage including the destruction of the Pier. Plymouth at War Through Time shows much of the devastation to the city as well as photographs of the same areas as they are today.

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