Yorkshire's War: Voices of the First World War (Voices of the First World War)

Yorkshire's War: Voices of the First World War (Voices of the First World War)

By: Tim Lynch (author)Paperback

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At 7.30 a.m. on Saturday 1 July 1916, the British Expeditionary Force rose from its trenches and stepped into a blizzard of fire that would echo for generations to come. Setting out that day were regiments from every part of the country but, with no fewer than twenty-nine battalions, Yorkshire contributed the largest contingent, and the county's close-knit mill towns and pit villages paid a heavy price. Two months later, Zeppelins brought the war to streets still mourning their dead and added women and children to the growing casualty lists. This was total war. Using letters, diaries, archives, newspapers and local histories, Yorkshire's War tells the story of a county at war: of children sewing sandbags; of old men guarding the coast; of young men going off to war and of their wives, mothers and sweethearts finding new ways to cope with near-starvation rations, the constant fear for their loved ones and finding strength in the new roles opening up for them. This is their story...

About Author

Tim Lynch lives in Barnsley. He specialises in military and social history, and has published widely on local wartime history. He is also a member of the Western Front Association, Historical Writers Association and of the Guild of Battlefield Guides, and will be working with all three organisations on First World War related events in the coming years.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445634487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781445634487
  • weight: 557
  • ISBN10: 1445634481

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