Knitskrieg: A Call to Yarns!: A History of Military Knitting from 1800's to Present
By: Joyce Meader (author)Hardback
From the nineteenth century battles at Crimea, Waterloo and the American Civil War through to the twentieth century including the First World War, Second World War, Malaya, Korea and the Falklands, finishing with the modern soldier'srequirements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn what soldiers wore, why they wore it and who made it for them.A fascinating insight into what comforts soldiers wanted from the standard issue and essentials from home, such as socks, vests and the more bizarre like woven splints and smoking caps, complete with expert instructions; directions for knitting two socks at once.This book also looks at the types of knitwear produced by the many nations at war over the years, including Great Britain, France, Germany, USA and Australia, where during the First World War Australian women produced over one million socks, this was surpassed by over three million in the subsequent conflict.
Joyce is an expert on historic knits, providing advice and reproduction clothing for re-enacting groups and events, TV and film and supplying some of our national museums. She also spends time presenting talks and demonstrations around the country.
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