As one of Britain's largest cities, Liverpool was heavily targeted during the Second World War. Many residents of Merseyside lost their lives in the conflict, both in active combat and as a result of hardships on the Home Front. As their fathers marched off to war, children remained at home to experience life on the home front. In 'Our War: Merseyside's Wartime Children', Anthony Hogan tells the stories of children who survived one of the most brutal and all-encompassing conflicts in history. Throughout these pages, you will read about the emotion and tragedy that took over people's lives during the madness of war. Often heartbreaking, sometimes humorous, these personal and individual stories offer an insight into a way of life that very few of us will ever know.
Anthony Hogan is a world war historian whose avid dedication resulted in the creation of the hugely popular 'Liverpool and Merseyside Remembered' website. Anthony has also worked alongside the BBC and local newspapers to compile local wartime news items, and was involved in the research and filming of the wartime special edition of the Antiques Roadshow, filmed at the site of the Somme in France. He is also a musician with a passion for 1960s music. Through dedication and detailed research he has been able to bring one of rocks great untold stories to the public in his second book.