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Wirral at War (Paperback)

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The Wirral Peninsula in northwest England experienced the tragedies and hardships of war at first hand during the two world wars. Many residents lost their lives in the conflict both in active combat throughout the world and as a result of the Wirral being a target in itself, particularly around the docks and Birkenhead and Wallasey in the Second World War. Both wars had a devastating effect on local communities through the loss of life, the destruction of familiar places through intensive aerial bombing that in large areas destroyed or damaged virtually all of the buildings, the evacuation of children and the hardships experienced at home. Many served on ships keeping the vital routes from the docks open, the anti-aircraft batteries defending the docks in the Mersey or on the RAF airfields on the Wirral. In this book, local historian author Mike Royden has captured the tribulations of the times in words and pictures, telling the stories of many local men, women and children during these trying periods.

Wirral at War pays tribute to the people of this region who served, died and lived through the two world wars, and how they managed to endure in the face of the horrors of war.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World War Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9781445675220  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mike Royden has taught History for over 30 years, and has also lectured on numerous courses in local history in the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool. He has researched and written about various aspects of local history for over 35 years. He has written several books and has made regular appearances on radio and television. He has two sons, Lewis, who is a photographer, and Liam, a musician. He runs several history websites at

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