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The Casualties Were Small by May Hill

£14.99

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May Hill began to keep a diary not long after the outbreak of the Second World War. The strategically important East Coast area of Lincolnshire around Skegness had been transformed from a bustling holiday centre to an armed encampment. Butlins became ‘HMS Royal Arthur’, a huge Royal Navy training centre, RAF air bases sprang up throughout ‘Bomber County’ and soldiers were billeted in the villages including May’s Chapel St Leonards. May’s son Ron volunteered for the RAF and May started to express her thoughts and prayers in verse. The poem “The Casualties Were Small” reveals her worst fears as his exposure to danger increased even before being posted abroad.
As the War continued, May maintained her eloquent record of family and village life as well as the events of the War itself – including the sad loss of three nephews and an early hint of victory with the ‘D-Day’ landings.

Inside the book is a signed compliments slip from one of May Hill's grandsons and his wife, including a friendly message.

The book is in fine condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Edited by Tom and Margaret Ambridge
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
14.8 x 21.2 cms
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
113
Publisher:
Ambridge Books
Title:
The Casualties Were Small

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May Hill began to keep a diary not long after the outbreak of the Second World War. The strategically important East Coast area of Lincolnshire around Skegness had been transformed from a bustling holiday centre to an armed encampment. Butlins became ‘HMS Royal Arthur’, a huge Royal Navy training centre, RAF air bases sprang up throughout ‘Bomber County’ and soldiers were billeted in the villages including May’s Chapel St Leonards. May’s son Ron volunteered for the RAF and May started to express her thoughts and prayers in verse. The poem “The Casualties Were Small” reveals her worst fears as his exposure to danger increased even before being posted abroad.
As the War continued, May maintained her eloquent record of family and village life as well as the events of the War itself – including the sad loss of three nephews and an early hint of victory with the ‘D-Day’ landings.

Inside the book is a signed compliments slip from one of May Hill's grandsons and his wife, including a friendly message.

The book is in fine condition.

Author(s):
Edited by Tom and Margaret Ambridge
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
14.8 x 21.2 cms
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
113
Publisher:
Ambridge Books
Title:
The Casualties Were Small

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