The British Country House in the Second World War
Hardback 208pp Illustrated 285x215mm
9781781310953   Product Code: 22437
Bletchley Park is celebrated as the home of the Enigma code-breaking operation, but it was just one of many country houses requisitioned during the Second World War. Handsomely illustrated with period photographs, this book examines the fates of 20 houses around Britain that were used as hospitals, military headquarters, troop billets or - in the case of Blenheim Palace - by MI5. Some, such as Castle Howard, have been restored to their former glory while others were sadly wrecked beyond repair.