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Bombs Over Burnage: Recollections of the Second World WarCode:
Code 5004 Bombs Over Burnage: Recollections of the Second World War 1939-1945 part one. By Dennis Lloyd Nadin. A4, 54pp, £4.00, 200gms.
The small township of Burnage lies five miles south-south-east from Manchester and is bounded by Withington, Rusholme, Levenshulme, Didsbury and Heaton Norris. Recollections by residents cover various actions that took place during and after the air raids by the German Bombers. While outlying areas suffered severe damage and lives were lost, during 1940-41 a number of incendary and high explosive bombs landed on Burnage causing considerable damage to houses and a school and there was a number of casualties. The book describes what went on in the lives of people during the war years. It tells of the lead up to the war and what happened during preparations that had to be carried out in expectancy of air raids that were likely to come their way. It also tells of evacuation of children and rationing. There are three war memorials listing the names of service deaths, in St. Margaret`s Church, St. Nicholas Church and in Burnage High School. The book is fully illustrated with pictures that include bombed sites, Burnage High School Rugby Team XV 1938-9 complete with names, several which were killed on active service.