Exeter in the 1940s
(Todd Gray) £9.99
(Published 22nd October 2004. 151 pages including many black and white illustrations, drawing, photographs,maps and index. Size 178mm x 248mm ISBN 1-903356-39-3 )
This is a fresh look at one of the most important decades in the city’s history. It uses, for the first time. Exeter’s civil defence archive. Many of these documents were marked secret or confidential at the time and relate to the fire watching, the Home Guard, American servicemen, evacuees, the WVS and the British Restaurants.
The book provides a narrative of the war years - a monthly account of the major and minor events from 1939 to 1945 shows the course of the war in Exeter. It also includes an anaylsis of the rebuilding in the late 1940s.