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Birmingham 1900-1945

A Social History in Postcards, Images of England


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Birmingham 1900-1945 by Eric Armstrong
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This fascinating collection of over 200 picture postcards provides a nostalgic insight into the changing history of Birmingham during the period 1900-1945. For over a quarter of this time Britain was at war and the political and social changes experienced were immense, not least in Birmingham, a major industrial city. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past alive and describing many aspects of life in the city, including chapters on wartime, work, sport, shopping, entertainment and celebrations, providing a vital record of vanished vistas and past practices. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of the area, and also awaken memories of a bygone time for those who worked or lived in the 'Second City'.

Author Biography

Eric Armstrong is a keen local historian who has previously compiled Birmingham Between the Wars and Seeing Birmingham by Tram for Tempus.
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August 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
The History Press Ltd
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