Author and Historian
The Liverpool of early September 1939 was a thriving port and bustling city of over 800,000 people. WWII changed this forever. Between the 27th of June 1940 and the 10th of January 1942 Hitler's Luftwaffe rained down death and destruction on the city. The intervening 70 years saw the city undergo drastic changes. Neil Holmes takes a look at the history surrounding these events in 'Liverpool Blitzed 70 years on' but Like Liverpool the faces of Wallasey, Birkenhead and especially Bootle were also dramatically altered by theWorld War II raids. Today’s generation have little to remind them of the scars that the Luftwaffe left. By comparing the wartime image to the modern viewpoint 'Merseyside Blitzed' gives the reader a link to the region’s experiences that mere statistics can never convey. It completes the story begun in Liverpool Blitzed, and inspires anyone to reflect on the sacrifice and bravery of the whole region.
Articles by local author Neil Holmes, hosted on 'Liverpool Picturebook' detailing life on Merseyside during the blitz, illustrated with photographs.
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