Aberdeen in the Great War


By: Derek Tait
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Towns & Cities in the Great War
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781473828094
Published: 11th January 2017
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
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Aberdeen in the Great War

When news of the war broke out in 1914, nothing could prepare the citizens of Aberdeen for the changes that would envelop their city over the next four years.

The story of Aberdeen in the Great War is both an interesting and intriguing one. The city played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe and also supplied vital munitions. Local men responded keenly to recruitment drives, and thousands of soldiers were billeted in the city before being sent off to fight the enemy overseas. The city also played a vital role in caring for the many wounded soldiers who returned from the Front.

The effect of the war on Aberdeen was great. By the end of the conflict, there wasn't a family in Aberdeen who hadn't lost a son, father, nephew, uncle or brother. There were tremendous celebrations in the streets as the end of the war was announced, but the effects of the war lasted for years to come.

This is a powerful account of a city that showed great courage and determination in a time of adversity. It ensures that Aberdeen's people, who lived through the four intense years of conflict, are remembered for their immense contribution to the war effort.

 




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