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Review: Prelude to D-Day, Devon’s Role in the Storming of Hitler’s Europe by Dr. Gerald Wasley

PUBLISHED: 16:18 11 May 2015

Prelude to D-Day,  Devon's Role in the Storming of Hitler's Euro

Prelude to D-Day, Devon's Role in the Storming of Hitler's Euro


Annette Shaw reviews Prelude to D-Day, Devon’s Role in the Storming of Hitler’s Europe by Dr. Gerald Wasley

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Dr Wasley has close connections with Devon having been evacuated from Acton in Middlesex to Dartmouth when he was a boy. Recently he completed postgraduate research in History at Kingston University (awarded and MA and a PhD) and is credited as an expert on local communities in time of war. In Prelude to D-Day Dr Wasley charts key points in the events leading to this monumental day including the evacuation of villagers in the South Hams, establishment of naval bases in Devon and the arrival of the Americans. A really interesting read with many local photographs.

Devon at war - for anyone interested in the role Devon has played in conflict, Pen and Sword Books Ltd have a range of titles that focus on locations such as Torquay and Exeter in the Great War . For more information see

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