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The Leicestershire County Council are collating information on the location, history and condition of all known wartime memorials situated in and around Leicestershire and Rutland.

Do you know or want to know more about a wartime memorial situated near you?

Can you provide further information as to who commissioned the memorial or photographs?

Click Here to view the online map interface showing known sites.

But for These Things - Leicester and its People in WWII
by Vincent Holyoak

The latest addition to the healthy growth in histories based on the domestic experience of the people of Leicester during the Second World War by the author of "On the Wings of the Morning: RAF Bottesford 1941-45".

Cover image To Baggy Pants & Warm Beer by Peter Outridge
In the words of the author: "I wanted to give a voice to the people who lived through those times, but whose personal stories are rarely heard in the official records. I also wanted to touch upon some of the themes not generally covered or glossed over in other histories, notable amongst which were the crime
wave which swept the city during the war and the race disturbances that occurred during 1943-44."

This title is a welcome addition to the growing historical knowledge of Leicestershire's, highlighting often overlooked aspects of the wartime history of Leicestershire during the Second World War. If you would like to To order a copy of this book from the author for a discount price, click here.

Produced in paperback, 320pages (230 x 156mm) with photographs. ISBN 1-78306-402-1.
Cover price: £14.99

1940s Wartime Event at the Great Central Railway

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 June 2014

the event covers 3 days and includes vintage flypasts, mock battles, live music and 100s of re-enactors.

For more info, click here.

Do you have any wartime memories to share?

If you have any memories of living or serving in Leicestershire during the Second World War, feel free to share them with Wartime Leicestershire, on our 'Memoirs' page.

If you wish to submit an account of your own experiences during the war in Leicestershire, please contact Wartime Leicestershire,

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