Warwick at War 1939–45Series:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
6 x 9.25 in, 25 black and white illustrations
- April 2020
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Visiting American and Canadian troops were welcomed in their thousands, although other temporarily stationed service personnel were not always so popular, as their arrival coincided with a shortage of other local young men in the town and bigamy cases were not unknown. Meanwhile, rationing brought its own problems; the stealing of both petrol and ration coupons was not unheard of, while the shortage of petrol resulted in a rise in offenses involving the use of bicycles, usually by service personnel.
By late 1944, it was apparent the Allies had won the war and the Home Guard was stood down. Indeed, the celebrations for VE Day had been prepared long before victory was declared.