Railways in Wartime (Shire)

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In both the First and Second World Wars, railways were crucial in the transportation of men, munitions and coal. On the continent, British forces operated various railways in direct support of the war effort. In the months before and after the D-Day landings in 1944, thousands of trains were run in connection with the Allied invasion. In Railways in Wartime, Tim Bryan, former curator at the GWR and STEAM museums in Swindon, provides an authoritative and fully illustrated guide to the railway’s role in Britain’s war efforts. 64 pages. Published 2011.

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