Christmas Blitz

Christmas Blitz

In what later became known as the Christmas Blitz, Manchester was raided by hundreds of bombers on the nights of December 22nd and 23rd, 1940. Within minutes of the sirens sounding on the first night, Luftflotte 3 pathfinder unit KGr 100 was dropping nearly 10,000...
The Home Front

The Home Front

It would be hard to imagine a book that resonates more with today’s uncertain times than Clive Hardy’s latest nostalgia offering – The Home Front – Britain 1939-45. The unshakeable spirit of a kingdom facing unparalleled challenge shines through Hardy’s highly...
Rock The Cradle

Rock The Cradle

A remarkable story of human dignity and courage in the face of the most appalling oppression and suffering is about to be unveiled in Manchester. It is the lost journal of Marie Paneth who taught art therapy to the orphans of Auschwitz in the North West immediately...
Liverpool’s Home Guard

Liverpool’s Home Guard

On the evening of Tuesday May 14th 1940, newly appointed Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden made a vital appeal to the nation. He spoke gravely on the BBC of the German invasion of France and the Low Countries. It was a new way of fighting – and it was not going...