Aldershot in the Great War

Murray Rowlands

Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
100 Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781783832026
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The first book written about Britain’s premier army base in the First World War.

The book contains and explores the following:

• The first published record of the troops in Aldershot on 4 August 1914.
• The first published list of officers and men from Aldershot killed in the war.
• Lists the dead from WWI in Aldershot Cemetery.
• Outlines the activities of crucial figures in the War such as Smith-Dorrien, Haig and French in Aldershot in the period before the War.
• Traces the growth development of aircraft manufacture at Farnborough under the guidance of Mervyn O’Gorman from a balloon factory to major aircraft manufacture.
• Highlights the changes in the social fabric of Aldershot during the war.
• Records the experience of Aldershot as a premier training base through the eyes of Anthony Eden, Wilfred Owen and men of all ranks.

About The Author

In the last five years Murray Rowlands has turned his strong interest in military history into three books. As a New Zealander he turned the experience of his two great uncles serving with the New Zealand Army in WWI into his novel, _Innocents into War_. Last year he completed the first book on Aldershot in WWI and has now followed this with his history of Hampshire in WWII. As well as this, he has written, lectured and spoken to local history associations and study groups on topics related to his military history such as Earl Haig and the surgeon Sir Harold Gillies.

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