New books commemorate Uttlesford servicemen who died in World War II

A new book pays tribute to 57 men from Uttlesford who died on active service during the Second World War.

Safran Walden remembers records details of the city’s soldiers, airmen and sailors who gave their lives between 1939 and 1945.

Author Malcolm White said: “Bob Pike has written an excellent book about the victims of the First World War, The winning heroes.

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Malcolm White and his new book (60556598)

“However, I have always been aware, on every Remembrance Day, that as the years pass and we all say ‘We will remember them’, that in fact very few people remember the one of Saffron Walden’s braves killed in World War II.

“It is for this reason, and to show the hardship, hardship, bravery and courage that these people had to endure, that I have decided to research and record these details with the aim of ensuring that these soldiers are more than just names on a Memorial.

“I hope the book also shows how the people of Saffron Walden were involved all over the world and in almost every major operation throughout the war.”

The £10 book is available at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, and Malcolm will sign copies there on Saturday 12 November from 9.30am to 1pm.

He was Clerk of the City Council from 1976 to 2010 and has written a number of books and magazine articles on the history of Saffron Walden.



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