Call to Arms - Over By Christmas


Outbreak of War

By: David Bilton
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: The Great War Illustrated
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781473833722
Published: 4th February 2016
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
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Call to Arms - Over By Christmas

For many years the Home Front was the Cinderella of the Great War. However, in recent years it has been acknowledged for the essential part it played in the successful prosecution of the war for the Allies. The same factors were at play in each of the warring states, but each reacted in its own ways to the demands. 

This book builds upon The Home Front in the Great War, published in 2003, providing a fully illustrated account of every aspect of the civilian war. Much of it based around the experiences of two completely different places, Hull and Reading, showing that the experience of war was equally as hard and banal for both. The illustrations are usefully grouped into themes allowing the reader to compare life in different countries. A wealth of material is also included from across the United Kingdom, making this a book that will be of national interest. 

Much of the material included has not been seen since it was first published almost 100 years ago, and many of the photographs have never been in print in this country, and some anywhere before. Also included are a selection of short articles from local papers, that show exactly what the general population was feeling and experiencing during the troubled years of the Great War. 

What makes this book unique is that it is not only a home front history of Britain, but also a history of the warring nations and the neutral countries affected.

 




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