This is the story of the Nottinghamshire people and their ght for survival during the Second World War.
Battle of the Flames
Eye witness accounts from people interviewed by the author have been interwoven with information gleaned from o cial documents detailing the air raids on the county. The actions of the civil defence workers and the fire service are described in graphic detail, not only in relation to the Nottinghamshire raids but also when they valiantly went to the aid of others, in London, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.
The book is illustrated throughout with pictures and there are ‘then’ and ‘now’ photographs that bring this period of history to life for the reader. A list of all the fatal casualties for Nottinghamshire is provided as a memorial to the civilians killed in the county and as a tribute to those who gave their lives in the defence of Nottinghamshire and other cities. The book also tells the story of how the Fire ghters’ Memorial at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham was achieved. This book is the first volume in a series of three about the Fire Service in Nottinghamshire and incidents it has dealt with.