During the First World War, Norfolk was very much on the front line. Soldiers from Norfolk fought all across the globe, many leaving their home county for the first time. Norfolk's women served in the forces, in factories and as nurses, both at home and abroad. Even the local children had their parts to play. Norfolk saw Zeppelin air raids and the first air raid in which civilians were killed took place over the county. To top it off, the pleasant Norfolk coastline was seen as a likely landing place for any German invasion.
In this book, archivist and historian Frank Meeres has gathered an astonishing range of true stories and poignant images relating to the people of the county during that dramatic period. Finally, Norfolk's men and women can tell their own stories - in their own words.
Frank Meeres is a well-known local author. He has worked for many years at the Norfolk Record Office and is a prominent local historian. Norfolk was a hotbed of suffragette activity, and this motivated Frank to explore the history of the movement on a national level. He lives in Norwich.