Hackney At War
Hackney At War by Jennifer Golden in association with Hackney Archives
ISBN 978 0 7524 5371 2 softback 154 pages first published 1995 and republished in 2005 with a different cover.
Hackney took one hell of a battering in the second world war and this book covers much of what happened in Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington during that period. At the back is a comprehensive list of bombing incidents as recorded by the ARP, each house, street and type of device.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it has some excellent photos of the bomb damage and I got a real surprise when a relation of mine was mentioned in the ‘Heroes’ chapter, but I would like to have read more on the young men of Hackney who went off to battle.