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Cumbria at War takes you into a world of evacuees and Prisoner of War camps, daring escapes and the devastation caused by the blitz. We find out about the Land Girls and Bevin Boys and see the Home Guard training. The old airfields are silent now, but hundreds of aircrew died in crashes here. Discover how the county played its part in the secret war and find out why one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District was transformed into a vast aircraft factory. Watching this film will be a moving experience not only for those who lived through the war but also for those too young to have experienced such momentous years. Part of our series showing the history of Cumbria on DVD, it is a lasting impression of wartime life against a backdrop of bombs and black-outs where both young and old discovered they had a very special fighting spirit.

Cumbria at War