Using photographs from the time along with amny taken recently showing the remains of structures and the paraphernalia of war, set alongside a well-researched text, the author paints a vivid picture of the peninsula at war. Also the socila effect of war is examined: rationing, the call to arms, the importance of home defence, and the fear of bombing and invasion are all portrayed in this important and fascinating book.
Peter Hancock was born and brought up in Cornwall. He was educated at Poltair School, St Austell, the local sixth-form college and at the University of Exeter. He has taught at prep school in Truro for over fifteen years, his subjects including History and Art.