HERBERT, Valerie & SMITH, Shirley . Foreword by BLYTHE, Ronald.
Title No Glorious Dead: The Impact of War on Sudbury, a Suffolk Market Town. (Valerie Herbert & Shirley Smith).
Publisher Sudbury Museum Trust, 2009. 9780956364500
0956364500 / 9780956364500
Seller ID 35089
Brand New Large Format Paperback. 11.5" x 8.25". [6pp.]/pp.142 . Illustrated card covers, with 240 sepia and black and white illustrations within the text. Chapter on the 'friendly invasion' by the USAAF 486th'. Contents include: World War One - features immigrants to Australia and Canada that came back to fight Europe's war; Sudbury Territorials; The Toll at Ypres; Disaster at Gallipoli; The Zeppelin Raid, and World War Two: The Miracle of Dunkirk; Women at War; 5th Suffolks Captured at Singapore; USAAF 486th; The struggle to Win the Peace; and ending with "In Memoriam" listing all 313 deaths of people living in Sudbury and 204 deaths from the United States American Air Force 486th Bomb Group. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be shared by Sudbury Royal British Legion and Sudbury Trust. "By the beginning of the 21st century memories and photographs of Sudbury men lost in the two World Wars were fast fading and in some instances had been totally lost, the long list of surnames and initials on the war memorial revealing nothing of their lives and deaths. This book sets out to tell the stories of many of these lost lives and to reflect the town, in which they were lived..." ** ‘A real page turner …an intensely glorious read.’ Lord Phillips of Sudbury.‘A lively read peppered with hundreds of photographs and illustrations of Sudbury and its people.Works well as a cover-to-cover read or as a source of treasures and snippets to dip into.’ Marcia Davis. Suffolk Free Press.‘This compelling history will have such wide appeal . . . The authors skilfully weave together the everyday events in a Suffolk market town with the great historical forces and events sweeping the globe, changing forever the lives of Sudbury’s inhabitants.’Mark Crossley. West Suffolk Editor, East Anglian Daily Times.Proceeds to Sudbury and District Royal British Legion and Sudbury Museum Trust.