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Tonbridge at War - 1939 / 1945

OJ Eddie Prescott's book 'Tonbridge at War' raising money for The Salvation Army
16 Nov 2021
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The Judd School Gates, pg40 Tonbridge at War by Eddie Prescott
The Judd School Gates, pg40 Tonbridge at War by Eddie Prescott

OJ Eddie Prescott is raising funds for The Salvation Army with sales of his 'Tonbridge at War 1939 / 1945' book.  Eddie wrote the book in 2019 and almost 1000 copies have been sold so far creating donations of just under £5000 for the Charity. 

The book begins with preparations for war in Tonbridge during the "Phoney War" period, which is then followed by the period of the Battle of Britain and Luftwaffe
incidents in and around the town.

Coverage continues on Hitler's Vengeance Weapons, the V-1 Doodlebug and the V-2 Rocket, both of which landed on Tonbridge with the only V-2 impacting opposite The Judd School.  The book's conclusion uses detailed descriptions of the VE Day celebrations in Tonbridge. There are several references to The Judd School and the foreward is infact written by Dr John Ray a student at the school during the Second World War.  

If you would like to order a copy of the book and help Eddie reach the 1000 copies sold mark then please: Click here to purchase  

For local people of Tonbridge and the surrounding areas the book can be purchased at The Salvation Army shop in Tonbridge High Street.

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