Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes
Stories of the Fallen Men and WomeneBook - 2012
Based on research into 2,549 servicemen and women from Portsmouth who were killed during World War II, this book uncovers stories that have never been told before: a naval bomb disposal Petty Officer awarded the George Cross; a 16-year-old Para; a Battle of Britain hero; men killed in battleships, submarines, bombers, and tanks throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. By using database software, the author has been able to analyze all 2,549 casualties and look at statistics such as their age and where in Portsmouth they came from. As well as telling the stories of individuals and units, it has been possible to build a picture of the effect that World War II had on Portsmouth's communities.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 940.5342 Da
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)
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