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Books by Neil R. Storey

  • The Little Book of Great Britain

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AFFNF
    Hardback
    This little gem of a book is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about Britain and the things that have made it great. Within this volume are such chapters as inventors and inventions, manners and customs, great Britons, great places such as castles, cathedrals, notable buildings, museums, collections and national parks, while not forgotten is a celebration of the best of British music, food and sports and a host of topics that explore the more eccentric and eclectic people and things that contribute to and define Great Britain. Anyone curious enough to pick up this book will be entertained and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance a conversation or quiz! Dip in at random or sit back and enjoy, there are no rules.
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  • Women in the Second World War

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: BYGWR
    Paperback
    Women in the Second World War explores the varied roles taken up by women in both military and civilian services during the conflict from the Women's Land Army, Civil Defence and Fire Service to uniformed services such as the Women's Transport Service, F.A.N.Y., Auxiliary Territorial Service, Women's Auxiliary Air Force and Women's Royal Naval Service 'Wrens.' The story of women on the Home Front 'doing their bit' in shipyards and factories is also included. Their powerful moving stories are told in an authoritative and fact-packed text, accompanied by a wealth of evocative contemporary photographs, many of which have not been seen before or widely published since the war. These are accompanied by numerous full colour images of original badges, insignia, ephemera and memorabilia from the authors' remarkable collections assembled over the last thirty years. This book provides a great starting point for anyone approaching the subject for the first time be they students, teachers, family historians, collectors or re-enactors and would be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in this period of history.
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  • The British Soldier of the Second World War

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: BUOWH
    Paperback
    By 1945 the British Army numbered 3 million men and was about three times as large as it had been when the Second World War broke out in 1939. British soldiers could be found fighting all over the world, from France and Belgium via North Africa and the Middle East to the jungles of Burma and the Far East. Many of these men were conscripted from those aged between eighteen and forty-one, making this a true citizens' army. They would have had no previous military or combat experience, only about sixteen weeks' training. Covering Regulars, Territorials, Corps and the Infantry from volunteering or conscription to demob, this book explores the uniforms, insignia, kit, equipment, weaponry and training of British soldiers along with their lives and experiences on active service campaigns during the Second World War. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with British soldiers of the Second World War in all their variety.
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  • Norfolk's Military Heritage

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: BUJJP
    Paperback
    Norfolk's military heritage dates back to the earliest times, from Iron Age forts, Iceni strongholds and Boudica's rebellion against Roman occupation to its front-line role with coastal defences and numerous airbases during the Second World War. The Romans left their mark with fortifications, garrisons and shore forts. The county was shaped by Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions and the Normans, whose castles still stand dominant in the county. Norfolk was the scene of uprisings and rebellions, including the Peasants' Revolt, Kett's Rebellion and Civil War conflicts. The men of the county led and filled the ranks of the local volunteers, militias and yeomanry during the Napoleonic Wars and was famed for its great maritime commander of the day - Admiral Lord Nelson. The county played a vital part in both world wars, not least suffering direct attacks by German battleships, Zeppelin air raids during the First World War and becoming a target during the Baedeker Blitz in 1942. The Royal Norfolk Regiment has a proud history, serving with distinction wherever they fought - from the Peninsular War to South Africa, through two world wars and beyond. Award-winning historian Neil R. Storey is a born-and-bred Norfolk man. He has published on military and social history themes for thirty years and knows and loves his county well. Norfolk's Military Heritage will interest anyone keen to know more about the county's remarkable military history.
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  • The Home Front in the Second World War

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: BKVMB
    Paperback
    The British Home Front in the Second World War is a superb overview of life and the war effort in Britain from the outbreak of war in 1939, though its darkest hours of invasion threat and the Battle of Britain in 1940, to the year of Victory in 1945. All the major home front services from Air Raid Precautions, Women's Voluntary Service, Fire Service, Red Cross and St John Ambulance to the Home Guard, Women's Land Army and Observer Corps can all be found in this volume along with the story of families at home, evacuees, life on the ration, Make Do and Mend and women at work. Neil R. Storey and Fiona Kay paint an evocative picture of life in Britain during the war years that is profusely illustrated with many previously unpublished and rare photographs, complimented by a superb selection of documents and specially commissioned photographs of original memorabilia and badges. Drawing on over 25 years of painstaking research, collecting books, paperwork and memorabilia and interviews with those who were there, this book with its authoritative text and poignant photographs provides a great starting point for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.
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  • The Home Guard

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: BIKYD
    Paperback
    In spring 1940 Hitler unleashed his blitzkrieg, and as the British Expeditionary Force fell back to Dunkirk Britain was in imminent danger. In response to the threat of enemy paratroopers, Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for War made a radio appeal on 14 May 1940 for men 'who were for one reason or another not at present engaged in military service, and who wish to do something for the defence of their country' to join a new force named The Local Defence Volunteers. The men of Britain answered the call, not in hundreds as anticipated, but in thousands. Over 250,000 signed up in the first 24 hours and thousands more followed. Badly equipped and with no more uniform than an armband, the organisation was taken under the wing of Winston Churchill in July 1940 and re-christened The Home Guard. This book tells the Home Guard's story, using original training manuals, photographs, and memoirs, and covers all aspects of their history.
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  • The Little Book of Norwich

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AZWNJ
    Hardback
    Norwich is a city that has seen it all. Its citizens have been murdered with poisoned dumplings, royalty and rogues have walked the same cobbled streets, and rioters have mustered outside its city gates. Quirky details and local anecdotes abound as this jam-packed compendium explores the UK's most easterly city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Looking at conflicts, sports, entertainment, traditions and all that makes Norwich special, this book will entertain and enthrall all those looking for some frivolous facts about this marvellous city.
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  • Zeppelin Blitz

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AZQGS
    Paperback
    In 1907, H.G. Wells published a science fiction novel called The War in the Air. It proved to be portentous. In the early years of the First World War, German lighter-than-air flying machines, Zeppelins, undertook a series of attacks on the British mainland. German military strategy was to subdue Britain, both by the damage these raids caused and by the terrifying nature of the craft that carried them out. This strategy proved successful. The early raids caused significant damage, many civilian casualties and provoked terror and anger in equal measure. But the British rapidly learnt how to deal with these futuristic monsters. A variety of defence mechanisms were developed: searchlights, guns and fighter aircraft were deployed, the British learnt to pick up the airships' radio messages and a central communications headquarters was set up. Within months aerial strategy and its impact on the lives of civilians and the course of conflict became part of human warfare. As the Chief of the Imperial German Naval Airship Division, Peter Strasser, crisply put it: 'There is no such thing as a non-combatant any more. Modern war is total war.' Zeppelin Blitz is the first full, raid-by-raid, year-by-year account of the Zeppelin air raids on Britain during the First World War, based on contemporary official reports and documents.
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  • WRNS

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AYJZS
    Paperback
    From cooks and clerks to weapons analysts and air mechanics, generations of women have served in the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service or WRNS). The Royal Navy was the first of the UK armed services to admit women during the First World War with the purpose of freeing up a man to go to sea by giving his job to a trained female worker. Disbanded in 1919, the Wrens were reinstated on the outbreak of the Second World War. This book focuses on the work and experiences of Wrens during the two world wars, introducing the kinds of jobs they performed and the places where they served. It contains poignant accounts from the women themselves, along with contemporary images of the Wrens in action and modern photographs of their uniforms, badges and insignia.
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  • Northumberland and Tyneside's War

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AXGXU
    Paperback
    This book tells the story of the people of Tyneside and Northumberland during the First World War, both in action on the Front line and on the Home Front. The book is filled with many previously unpublished accounts of life on the front line, the stories of soldiers written in their own words in letters from the front line and in accounts written in the years after that have remained in family archives ever since. There are also numerous accounts published in local newspapers during the years 1914-1919 - and not published since. Illustrated with a wonderful selection of photographs from the authors' extensive archive of original photographs and postcards, many of which have not been published since the war, this book presents a fascinating and revealing insight into the story of the Northeast, its military forces and its people during the Great War.
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  • The Little Book of Suffolk

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: AIEML
    Hardback
    The Little Book of Suffolk is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about one of England's most colourful counties. It is an essential to the born and bred Suffolk folk or anyone who knows and loves the county. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of the county, its landscape, people, places, pleasures and pursuits they will be entertained and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance conversation or quiz! A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.
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  • The Little Book of Norfolk

    Neil R. Storey

    Product Code: ACYEB
    Hardback
    The Little Book of Norfolk is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about one of England's most colourful counties. It is an essential to the born and bred Norfolk folk or anyone who knows and loves the county. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of the county, its landscape, people, places, pleasures and pursuits they will be entertained and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance conversation or quiz! A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike
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