Wellington in the Great War

Christopher W.A. Owen

 
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
100 Illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781783463541
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Wellington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their tragedies and hardships and a determination to see it through.

The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.

REVIEWS
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"This volume tells the story of the small market town of Wellington in a rural farming area of Shropshire. The book provides detailed personal stories of those who served, as well as describing the effect the war had on those left at home. This is another good local history.
Good local history. 10/10"

- The Great War Magazine, January 2017

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