Norwich in the Great War

Stephen Browning

 
Date Published :
July 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473828186
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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On the eve of the Great War, Norwich was very much a city on the rise – an industrial and commercial powerhouse. It was certainly not, however, without its problems, not least the extreme poverty of some areas, such as the notorious Norwich Yards.

This meticulously researched book looks at Norwich on the eve of conflict and charts, in detail, everyday life in the city, year on year, extensively drawing on original material from the period – much of it never before published in book form. It largely focuses on how it felt to live in the city: on the joys and trials, on the changes to people’s lives, on the courage and humor, as well as the pride and determination shown by the people of The Fine City. Both dramatic events and the details of daily life are illustrated by many rare and fascinating photographs taken at the time.

The massive contribution that Norwich's industry made to the war effort – especially in supplying hundreds of thousands of pairs of the perfect marching boot and in building the Sopwith Camel on Riverside – is celebrated. As are the incredible deeds of the heroes who traveled from Norwich to the fields of conflict, some of whom gained the Victoria Cross and the many more brave men who did not.

Usefully, an ‘At a Glance’ section outlines the main world events against which home life unfolded. It concludes with a view of the city as the surviving troops finally came home. A separate appendix gives the route for a fascinating 'Great War Walk' around the city center, taking in many of the places discussed throughout this book.

About The Author
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Stephen Browning has written a series of books with Norfolk themes. _Norwich in the Great War_ was published by Pen & Sword in January 2016\. Other titles include _Discover Norwich, Discover Norfolk -  Land of Wide Skies, Spirit of Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk Food Heroes_ and _Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path_. He has also written _The World of Charles Dickens_. In Asia he has written several books aimed at helping young professionals with their English skills, two of which have won top awards in Taiwan. Time permitting, he also enjoys writing features for Norfolk magazines and newspapers as well as detective stories. For more information about Stephen's books, please see www.stephenbrowningbooks.co.uk

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