Echoes of the Merseyside Blitz

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Author(s): Neil Holmes
Original Publish Date: Sep 30, 2017
Product Number: EB00804799
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781526702609
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

Merseyside has a long and varied history, one which its sons and daughters are justifiably proud. It has come through many struggles, but perhaps its darkest hour was the air raids that were launched against it in 1940 and 1941. Around 4,000 people lost their lives and many prominent buildings and houses were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. All of this occurred in the space of just 18 months, a period which changed the face of the region irrevocably. Using a variety of new sources Echoes of the Merseyside Blitz draws together a timeline of the blitz for the whole region, showing at a glance what was happening on any given night during that period. Taking carefully selected photographs, Neil Holmes tells the story of Merseysides blitz through a series of ghost photographs, where historic wartime images are blended with their modern counterpart to create a fascinating window in to Merseysides past.

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