Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Wartime in Essex
Speaker(s): Manning-Press, Chris
Date of recording: 1989
Date of broadcast: 3/9/89
Length of tape: 29 minutes
Depositor BBC Essex
Restrictions: BBC Essex
Synopsis of tape: Brief mention of myth that 'Humpty Dumpty' referred to large gun during siege of Colchester; sinking of destroyer "Gypsy" off Harwich by magnetic mine in September, 1939; Harwich coastal patrol; evacuation of school children from and to Essex - brief description of wartime Little Baddow by London evacuee; bomb damage in Chignal St James; arrival of Americans in 1942 - building of air bases; impact of Americans on village life.
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Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Second World War Wartime in Essex 1989
Document Types Sound recording Wartime in Essex 1989