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The Country House at War

Robinson, John Martin

Published by The Bodley Head (1989), London, 1989
ISBN 10: 0370313062 / ISBN 13: 9780370313061
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Title: The Country House at War

Publisher: The Bodley Head (1989), London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.


No signatures. A few spots of foxing to top page edges. Small 1/2" tear at corner of dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; viii, 184 pages + plates. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 216 x 137mm. The use of large country houses requisitioned by the British government during World War Two. "The thousand or so country houses demolished in the decade after the end of the war were nearly all delayed war losses" - from dustjacket blurb. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 16819

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Synopsis: An account of large houses that were requisitioned during World War II by the government or donated by their owners for use as schools, barracks, hostels for evacuees, hospitals, convalescent homes, intelligence, strategic and military heaquarters. Although comparatively few country houses were destroyed as a direct result of enemy bombing, a very considerable number were irreparabley damaged by their new tenants, several being burnt to the ground. Many anecdotes are included. John Martin Robinson has also written "The Wyatts", "Royal Residences", "The Dukes of Norfolk", "The Latest Country Houses", "The Architecture of Northern England" and "The English Country Estate".

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