Hythe in the Great War

Stephen Wynn

The book looks at the military aspect of the war, from the towns perspective, looking at such matters as how many men from the town had become casualties, year by year, and the knock on effect that had on their families.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
100 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473834071
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The book looks at the military aspect of the war, from the town's perspective, looking at such matters as how many men from the town had become casualties, year by year, and the knock on effect that had on their families. It looks closely at those mentioned on the towns War Memorial, and where relevant, their families as well, because many families had more than one son go off to fight in the war. It looks at the part the town actually played in the war, such as the British Armies School of Musketry and the number of men who were trained there before being sent off to fight in the war, and put in to practice what they had learned at Hythe.

Also explored is everyday life in Hythe, people simply going about their day to day existence and what constituted normality during war time.

On 25 May 1917, 23 German Gotha bomber aircraft carried out raids over numerous Kent towns including Hythe, where a total of 19 bombs were dropped, which by doing so, brought the war directly to the townspeople. If anybody needed reminding that there was a war going on, the events of 25 May 1917 were that and more.

About The Author
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Stephen is a retired police officer having served with Essex Police as a constable for thirty years between 1983 and 2013. He is married to Tanya and has two sons, Luke and Ross, and a daughter, Aimee. His sons served five tours of Afghanistan between 2008 and 2013 and both were injured. This led to the publication of his first book, Two Sons in a Warzone – Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father’s Conflict, published in October 2010. Both Stephen’s grandfathers served in and survived the First World War, one with the Royal Irish Rifles, the other in the Mercantile Marine, whilst his father was a member of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Second World War.When not writing Stephen can be found walking his for German Shepherd dogs with his wife Tanya, at some unearthly time of the morning, when most normal people are still fast asleep.

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