The Resource Devon at War 1939-45, Derek Tait, (electronic resource)

Devon at War 1939-45, Derek Tait, (electronic resource)

Label
Devon at War 1939-45
Title
Devon at War 1939-45
Statement of responsibility
Derek Tait
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Language
eng
Summary
When war was declared on 1 September 1939, the people of Devon pulled together in a way that they hadn't done since the Great War of 1914-18. This book covers the people of Devon's contribution to the war effort, from the commencement of the conflict in September 1939, to its end in September 1945. It features many forgotten news stories of the day and looks at the changes to civilian's everyday lives, entertainment, spies and the internment of aliens living within the area. Devon became vital as a base for troops and as a dispatch point for the many men who left to fight in Europe. Several RAF bases were also established within the county to repel German attacks. Air raid shelters were erected in gardens and at public places and many children living in larger cities were swiftly evacuated to the countryside, as Plymouth and Exeter both suffered greatly from German bombing, with much of Plymouth being obliterated. Carrying a gas mask, rationing, the make-do-and-mend culture and the collection of scrap metal all became a generic way of life. Many of the jobs left open by men fighting abroad were taken up by women on the Home Front. The Women's Voluntary Service assisted with the evacuation of mothers and children to the country, carried out civil defense duties and provided food and clothing for the many refugees from occupied Europe. During the buildup to D Day, American troops were trained and stationed within the county before leaving for the beaches of Normandy. Slapton Sands, Dartmoor and Woolacombe were all used as training grounds with tragic loss of life at Slapton. Devon played a truly vital role in the war and its people contributed greatly to bringing the world changing conflict to an end
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1961-
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Tait, Derek
Dewey number
940.534235
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Your Towns & Cities in World War Two
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Devon at War 1939-45, Derek Tait, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781473855762
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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12891005
Publisher number
MWT12891005
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Devon at War 1939-45, Derek Tait, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781473855762
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12891005
Publisher number
MWT12891005
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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