Aberdeen in the Great War

Derek Tait

 
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
176 pages of integrated illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473828094
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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In stock
$22.95

Overview
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When news of the war broke out in 1914, nothing could prepare the citizens of Aberdeen for the changes that would envelop their city over the next four years.

The story of Aberdeen in the Great War is both an interesting and intriguing one. The city played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe and also supplied vital munitions. Local men responded keenly to recruitment drives, and thousands of soldiers were billeted in the city before being sent off to fight the enemy overseas. The city also played a vital role in caring for the many wounded soldiers who returned from the Front.

The effect of the war on Aberdeen was great. By the end of the conflict, there wasn't a family in Aberdeen who hadn't lost a son, father, nephew, uncle or brother. There were tremendous celebrations in the streets as the end of the war was announced, but the effects of the war lasted for years to come.

This is a powerful account of a city that showed great courage and determination in a time of adversity. It ensures that Aberdeen's people, who lived through the four intense years of conflict, are remembered for their immense contribution to the war effort.

About The Author
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Born in Plymouth in 1961, Derek Tait spent his early years in Singapore and Malaysia and has written several books about his time there, including 'Sampans, Banyans and Rambutans'.A keen historian, his books include '1950s Childhood,' '1960s Childhood', 'A 1970s Childhood,' and 'Butlins An Illustrated History' as well as many books in the 'Through Time' series for Amberley Publishing.'A 1970s Childhood' has now sold over 25,000 copies and was a number one best seller on Amazon.New books for 2017 include 'The Great Houdini : His British Tours' followed by 'Devon at War' and 'Cornwall at War.' 'The Great Illusionists' and 'Remember the 70s' are due to be published in 2018.

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