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Great War Britain Hull and the Humber: Remembering 1914-18

By (author) Susanna O'Neill
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Sep 2015
Dimensions: w 155mm h 233mm d 10mm
Weight: 359g
ISBN-10: 0750960035
ISBN-13: 9780750960038
Barcode No: 9780750960038
Synopsis
The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain Hull & the Humber offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; the women who defied convention to play a vital role on the home front; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how the city and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The Great War story of Hull is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated through evocative images from Hull City Archives.

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