Wimbledon, Merton & Morden at War, 1939-45

 
 
Pen & Sword Military (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 31. Januar 2020
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  • 232 Seiten
 
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More than 350 bombs fell on Wimbledon during the Second World War, killing 150 residents and injuring a further 1,071. Around 12,000 houses were damaged and 810 destroyed.Notable people discussed in this fascinating book include Ernest Leonard Harvey, who was onboard HMS Suffolk on the night Bismarck was spotted; Peter Walley, who died when he steered his crashing aircraft away from housing in the area; Pat Reid, Colditz Castle escapee; PoW Ernest Colman's "Wimbledon Variation"; casualties of the Burma-Thailand railway; and the members of the Mitcham Home Guard who were killed when a German parachute mine hit the Tower Creameries site on Wednesday, 16 April 1941 (after a relatively quiet couple of weeks).This well-researched book also includes a list of the lost hospitals of Wimbledon, as well as war memorials in the London Borough of Merton findings which have since been added to the Imperial War Museum's website, www.iwm.org.uk. It also provides an insight into factory worker jobs that have long-since bitten the dust. Tri-ang in South Wimbledon was a national by-word for toys until it started making munitions for real. And, with the outbreak of war, Vortexion of The Broadway, Wimbledon - a manufacturer of public address amplifiers - found itself under the direction of the Government for war work.Overall, this is a poignant testimony to the momentous efforts, bravery, self-sacrifice and determination of the people of Wimbledon during the Second World War, who sought to find normality in a reality so far removed from anything they had ever known.
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978-1-4738-9456-3 (9781473894563)
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  • Cover
  • Book Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One Be Prepared, Germany is Arming
  • Chapter Two Evacuation
  • Chapter Three Early Stages of the Second World War
  • Chapter Four Air Raid Precautions
  • Chapter Five Home Guard Operational from May 1940
  • Chapter Six When Toys Gave Way to Real Munitions
  • Chapter Seven Captain William Schermuly
  • Chapter Eight Calling All Workers
  • Chapter Nine The First Bombing of Wimbledon, 1940
  • Chapter Ten Peter Kenneth Walley
  • Chapter Eleven The Blitz
  • Chapter Twelve The Single Worst Night of Bombing
  • Chapter Thirteen The Tower Creameries, 1941
  • Chapter Fourteen The Sinking of HMS Hood
  • Chapter Fifteen Life Became Grim
  • Chapter Sixteen 1942 and 1943
  • Chapter Seventeen 1944 and the First Flying Bomb
  • Chapter Eighteen Happier Times with Brighter Prospects
  • Chapter Nineteen Lost Hospitals of the Second World War
  • Chapter Twenty We Will Not Go to War
  • Chapter Twenty-one Military Deception
  • Chapter Twenty-two Women Remembered
  • Chapter Twenty-three VC Winners
  • Chapter Twenty-four Lord Dowding, the Airman who Saved Britain
  • Chapter Twenty-five Major Malcolm Munthe
  • Appendix
  • Short Biographies from the Wartime Seas
  • Tracing Wimbledon, Morden and Merton Soldiers
  • Wimbledon War Memorials
  • St Mary's Church, Merton Park
  • King's College School
  • Morden Cemetery
  • Further Memorials
  • Firemen Remembered
  • Prisoners of War
  • Tennis Players and the Second World War
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Back Cover

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