World War 2 in Nottinghamshire by Dr Denise Amos



NLSL. Nottingham Evening Post for the period of the war is available

NUM. MS 281- collection of war posters from the Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS), 1943-1945. The British War Posters collection (WWP)

BBC WW2 People's War: an archive of WW2 memories - contains 104 stories from wartime in the 'Nottinghamshire' category (


Mansfield library. Mansfield in World War II published by the Old Mansfield Society – contains memories from the people of Mansfield.

Bassetlaw Museum. Life in wartime Bassetlaw published by The Retford and District Historical and Archaeological Society.

Nottingham University Manuscripts Department. Nottingham citizens handbook on war – East Midlands Collection.

Keyworth library. The experience of evacuation in wartime Nottinghamshire. Bob Hammond.

Imperial War Graves Commission. The War Graves of the British Empire: The Register of the Names of Those Who Fell in the Great War and are Buried in Cemeteries and Churchyards in the Administrative County of Nottingham. 1930. 61 p.

Nottinghamshire Archives Office. The Great War and Nottinghamshire (Archive Resource Packs, 2). [West Bridgford], 1989. folder, bibl. Comp. by N. Clark. Facsims. of documents and photographs

'Sherwood Foresters at the Somme (List of Names)', East Midlands Ancestor, 1, 2 (1996), 3-8. Men killed in action, 1 July 1916.

Brooks, C. J. When Will I See You Again? The Story of East Coast Evacuees. Lowestoft, Rushmere Publishing, 1991. 192 p., ill. Nt. passim.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Dead of the Commonwealth: The Register of  the Names of Those Who Fell in the 1939-1945 War and are Buried in Cemeteries and Churchyards in the County of Nottinghamshire. 1960. 65 p., ill.

Cropper, A. Dad's War: A Tank Commander in Europe, 1944-45, with the XXIV Lancers and Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Thurlstone, Yorkshire, Anmas Publications, 1994. 108 p., ill., bibl. Described from front cover. Subject is John Cropper.

Derry, S. I. The Rome Escape Line: The Story of the British Organization in Rome for Assisting Escaped Prisoners-of-War, 1943-44. Harrap, 1960. 239 p., ill.

Destiny Can Wait: The Polish Air Force in the Second World War. Heinemann, 1949. ill. Nt airfields, passim., including 'Swinderby and Syerston Days, 1940-1941', 118-132.

Foster, P. A Trooper's Desert War. Ed. by Lord Holderness. Bishop Witton, Yorkshire, Witton 65, 1994. 155 p., ill.

Nottinghamshire Archives and Local Studies. The Home Front: Nottinghamshire, 1939-45 (Archive Resource Packs, 5). [West Bridgford, 1995]. Facsims. of documents and photographs.

'Nottinghamshire's Home Front', Notting-hamshire Now! (May 1995) 12-13, ill.

Skinner, L. "The Man Who Worked on Sundays": Personal War Diary of Revd Leslie Skinner, R.A.Ch.D., Chaplain 8th Armoured Brigade, attached Sherwood Rangers (Notts) Yeomanry Regiment. [n.p.], privately published, [c.1992], 164 p., ill.

Adams, S. S. 'German Bombing Targets in Nottingham During the Second World War', NH, no. 54 (1995), 11-16, ill.

Atkin, M. 'Midland Avenue Fire Watchers', LT, no. 9 (1995), 8-9, ill.

Bennet-Clark, H. C. 'At Home With the Bennet-Clarks', LT, no. 6 ([1991]), 19-22, ill.

Chapman, S. D. 'Onward Christian Soldiers', in Childs, D. and Wharton, J., eds., Children in War: Reminiscences of the Second World War (Institute of German, Austrian and Swiss Affairs, Univ. of Nottingham, 1989), [28]-32, 34, ill.

Curtis, B. J. 'England Need "U2"', NC (in NT) (Jun 1992), [79]-[80], ill.  Ronald William Walker, Home Guard member, 1941-1942.

Foster, P. 'The Nottingham Blitz: May 1941', NH, no. 39 (1987), 7-9.

Fuller, S. E. '"My Own Evacuee"', LL, no. 30 (1984), [3]-[4], ill.  Evacuation from London to Nottingham.

Judd, J. R. 'War in the Meadows', NH, 39 (1987), 3-6.

Littlefair, J. Jos. Littlefair's Letters to America, 1941-45.  Nottingham, privately published, 1971. 94 p.

Peters, G. and Sansom, H. G. 'The Bombing of the Co-op Bakery, Nottingham: A Personal Recollection', NH, no. 55 (1995), 7-10, front cover, ill.

Pike, D. J. Airborne in Nottingham: The Impact of an Elite American Parachute Regiment on an English City in World War II. [n.p., U.S.A., privately published, 1991]. 59 p., ill.  Described from front cover.

Price, K. 'Recollections: A Wartime Childhood', SnMag, no. 33 (1989/90), 13-14, ill.