Publisher:Girton History Group, Girton, Cambridgeshire, 2003
Girton History Group, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
at the front is a three-page pull-out b/w. map of the village circa 1940 drawn by W. Parnwell. Six decades ago, the villagers of Girton in Cambridgeshire prepared for possible enemy invasion as their young men and women went away to serve their country. From contemporary sources and present memories their story is told here in their own words. A month-by-month account of life in the Village through the war years accompanies the archives of the Invasion Committee, excerpts from letters, an evacuation Billeting Officer's memoir and an essay on the Women's Institute, together with many personal stories. The Village is home to Girton College, then in somewhat uneasy alliance with the University of Cambridge. College and student materials give an insight into the state of women's education. Personal photographs, including some taken of surrendering German soldiers in Schleswig, enhance the immediacy of this unique record. Size: Large Octavo. 318 pages. White titles spine. Multiple copies available this title. illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes index. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Genealogy & Local History; History; Cambridgeshire; East Anglia; England; 1940s; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0953900711. ISBN/EAN: 9780953900718. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2772.