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4.0 out of 5 stars

on 28 December 2007
This is a great social historical introduction into the Wartime experience of Newark, Nottinghamshire. 56 pages full of photographs and stories covering all the major aspects you would expect to find in such a publication. This book reads well and is most informative to people who are not familiar with Newark's past. I especially enjoyed the accounts on the bombing of the Ransome & Marles factory, and the story behind the burial of Poland's General Sikorski. I did feel, however, that there was a lack of emphasis on some aspects, such as the activities of the Home Guard, and perhaps more detail on any blitz activity in and around the area of Newark, (what with the environs being covered by including local airfields in a previous chapter). Otherwise, I found this to be a great little book, and a must read for anyone interested in Newark's wartime past.
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