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    Graham Phythian(Author)

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In 1940, the Manchester and Salford Blitz saw the city and its surroundings targeted by the German Luftwaffe. The most destructive attack was launched in late December 1940; it is remembered today as ‘the Christmas Blitz’. Nearly 800 people lost their lives, and thousands more were injured, in two nights of raids ending with a devastating Christmas Eve that saw hundreds of tons of high explosive and thousands of incendiaries fall.

Attacks continued into 1941 and beyond, and landmarks such as the cathedral, the Free Trade Hall, the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Exchange were all to suffer. At Old Trafford, too, a bomb wrecked the pitch and demolished the stands. This 75th anniversary narrative, based on first-hand accounts and extensive research, tells the story of how the people of Manchester, Salford, Trafford Park and Stretford endured this dark period in their history – a tale of courage, sacrifice, loss and the unconquerable power of the human spirit.

Richly illustrated with contemporary photographs and documents, some of which have never been published before, this book is a valuable addition to the history of Manchester and Salford.

Graham Phythianis a retired teacher. He has written a local history column for the "South Manchester Reporter "and is a regular contributor to "Soccer History" magazine. He is the author of seven books on regional and sport history, including "Manchester at War "and "South Manchester Remembered.""

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Graham Phythian(Author)
  • The History Press; 01 edition (3 Aug. 2015)
  • English
  • 7
  • History

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  • By Mr S W Ellison on 5 June 2016

    Very interesting book. But having lived through most of the air raids,I found many bomb sites were not listed, for instance on 22nd Dec 1940 I was in a shelter when a bomb fell 50yds away in Platt Fields Park, and a friend of my mothers was killed when a bomb hit her house in Yew Tree rd in Fallowfield.

  • By Lancs Peter on 6 November 2016

    VERY NOSTALGIC TO SOME-ONE LIKE MYSELF WHO IS OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE LIVED THROUGH THE MANCHESTER BLITZS AS A SCHOOLBOY. MAYBE NOT SO INTERESTING TO ANY YOUNGER FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE!

  • By Lh Dignan on 12 June 2016

    An excellent and well informed account - the book which every proud Mancunian should give to their children; worth a dozen sanitized school history lessons.

  • By John Ogdon on 3 March 2016

    Very interesting book, great service.


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