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Derek Tait

Author, historian and researcher


Books available


Plymouth at War

Plymouth Hoe

St Budeaux

Saltash Passage

Mount Edgcumbe

Memories of St Budeaux


Plymouth : Tales from the Past

Images of Plymouth : Stonehouse

Memories of Singapore and Malaya

More Memories of Singapore and Malaya

Monsoon Memories








Plymouth at War

Over 200 photos and illustrations.

From the back cover :

During the Second World War, Plymouth suffered some of the worst Blitz damage in the country.

Bustling streets such as Bedford Street, George Street and Old Town Street were totally destroyed, while popular stores including Dingles, Pophams, Boots and Woolworths were reduced to rubble. 

Casualties were high, yet the people of Plymouth kept their spirits up with concerts and regular dances held on the Hoe. 

Illustrated with over 220 archive photographs and documents, "Plymouth at War" offers a unique record of the wartime history of Plymouth. 

This volume documents aspects of everyday life during this time, from the destruction of homes by enemy bombing and air-raid casualties, to the trials of rationing and evacuation, and recalls the people who lived in and defended the city during those dangerous years. 


Product Details: Printed: 130 pages, 6" x 9", Paperback

Over 200 photos and illustrations

ISBN: 0955427789 ( ISBN 13: 978-0955427787)

Publisher: Driftwood Coast Publishing

Copyright: 2008 Driftwood Coast Publishing

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Edition: First Edition

Price : 9.99

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Happy to sign all copies.