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Kent and Sussex 1940: Britain's Frontline: Britain's Frontline (Battleground)

Kent and Sussex 1940: Britain's Frontline: Britain's Frontline (Battleground) [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Hylton
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In June 1940, Britain's front line against the German armies was the coast of Kent and Sussex. Across the Channel, Hitler's forces gathered, preparing for invasion, as the Home Forces struggled desperately to recover from the disaster and miracle of Dunkirk. Occupation of these islands was nearer than for almost nine hundred years. Kent and Sussex 1940, tells the story of the communities that found themselves in the front line, placing their experience within the context of huge historic events.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 30085 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (16 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but meanders... 14 Feb. 2005
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I thought this book would be a fascinating book about what it says on the title 'Kent in 1940'. There is tremendous scope to write about this one particular year: the invasion threat, the Home Guard, the air raids, the Battle of Britain etc etc as it affected Kent. However, Hylton meanders off, trying to fit in the whole war in this one book, cherrypicking the 'sexier' details, e.g. describing Home Guard weapons that did not enter service till a good two years after 1940. His writing style can at times become rather generalised, making sweeping and at times rather crass and clever-clever remarks. He also occasionally retells 'old wives tales' and pub anecdotes as fact. The cover design makes the book look like a reprint paperback, which it is not. Having said all that - and believe me when I say these critcisms are trying to be heartfelt and constructive, not slagging off, there are some great original photographs never seen before of Home Guard road blocks and defences. As with his 'Darkest Hour' Home Front history, this could have been so much more, but the author got a bit carried away and went off the rails a bit...
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