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Sand, Planes and Submarines

By Paul Brown, Delia Gleave

9780750983709

ISBN: 9780750983709

Published: 02-10-2017


Sand, Planes and Submarines

By Paul Brown, Delia Gleave

ISBN: 9780750983709

Published: 02-10-2017

About This Book

The Prince of Wales and the nobility came to hunt in this rural town before the First World War. Once hostilities began Leighton Buzzard was transformed into a chief supply line for the armed forces and it became a vast transit camp. This book relates how Leighton Buzzard played a vital part in the war effort. The carriage works were converted into an aircraft factory where the country’s first bomber, the Vimy, was built. Sand was quarried in large quantities so guns could be forged for the western front, and submarine nets were produced in their hundreds. The book also contains many interesting accounts such as the story of Bluebell, the post office horse that went to the Middle East and took part in the last successful cavalry charge.

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