Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes

During the Second World War 2,549 service men and women from Portsmouth were killed in their wartime occupations and this book by James Daly uncovers their stories. It includes stories of a bomb disposal petty officer awarded the George Cross, a 16 year old paratrooper and a battle of Britain hero.

The book is split into a number of chapters on the following topics:-

Chief Petty Officer Reginald Ellingworth GC
The Battleships; HMS Royal Oak, HMS Hood and HMS Barham
Portsmouth’s Boy Soldiers
Lieutenant Commander William Hussy DSO, DSC
Portsmouth Submarines
The Royal Marines
The Hampshire Regiment
Major Robert Easton DSO, MBE
Overlord D-Day and the battle of Normandy
Prisoners of war
Forgotten army; war in the far east
Wing commander John Bachaanan DSO, DFC
Portsmouth bomber boys
Flight Lieutenant John Coghlan DFC
The Venables Brothers
Women at War
The Merchant Navy

James Daly is a history graduate with a lifelong interest in military history. The book provides some interesting stories about Portsmouth people during the World War II. The book not only tells the stories but features many photos to complement the interesting stories. The peoples stories in this book are previously untold stories. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in World War 2, or the history of Portsmouth and is very competitively priced.

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