Author: Michael Evans
From a local (Cromer-based) author, here's a new book on a subject of perennial interest. Bretwalda is an imprint of the prolific History Press.
In both world wars the British confidently expected Germany to mount an invasion through East Anglia. During the Great War enormous numbers of troops, who were desperately needed on the Western Front, were tied up defending East Anglia against an invasion that never came. In spite of this, in World War II, once again it was East Anglia where the confidently predicted German invasion would take place.
In both Wars, East Anglia was a hive of activity with soldiers, sailors and airmen frantically preparing for an invasion that never came, and latterly striking back at Hitler’s Reich through RAF Bomber Command.
This book looks at East Anglia in those desperate, bloody years. It shows how the people of the area coped and survived, or sometimes made the ultimate sacrifice. The book also shows the relics of those years in 'then & now' photographs - gun emplacements, airfields and other structures built while East Anglia was at War.
Publisher: Bretwalda Press