Cornwall's Railways War Diary: 1939 - 1945
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For 3 months in 1941 Cornwall was the most bombed county in England. This War Diary tells the story of how the railways in Cornwall coped with all the challenges of the Second World War from the evacuation trains bring thousands of children, from the troop trains taking exhausted soldiers, refugees and the world's supply of heavy water after the fall of France, from the bombing of the lines and stations right through to the arrival of the American troops in the massive build up of men and materiel for the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Taken from a wide range of primary sources and published works this diary compilation, illustrated with ten photographs, makes a fascinating read giving an insight into life on the railways and the heroic efforts of railwaymen and workers to keep the lines open and the services running.
This short eBook is non-fiction and grew out of the research Phil Hadley did in preparation for its novel No Small Stir which has several action sequences related to Cornwall’s railways during the war.
What Readers Have Said
“Thanks for an interesting read. It brought back half-forgotten memories.”
Alan Jarrett, St Austell