Hatfield at War

The story of life in a small town in 1939–45 

(by Brian G. Lawrence)

This book tells how the Second World War affected ordinary families, what actually happened when evacuees arrived in local homes and how they rallied to ‘Dig for Victory’, ‘Salute the
Soldier’ or ‘Hit the Nail in Hitler’s Coffin’. It demonstrates just how much salvage one small town could produce, and makes the connection between Hatfield, Winston Churchill, Stalingrad and
HMS Tweed.

It gives a fascinating insight into how the war changed life at Hatfield House and the significance of developments at the de Havilland Aircraft Co., which made this particular small town a target for German bombers. Here is the Home Front 1939–45 in microcosm, full of the energy, determination, humour and courage of British men and women in wartime.

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ISBN: 978-0-9928416-6-9
Size: A5 paperback
Pages: 128
Price: £6