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Dangerous Work

By Alan Weeks

9780750956673

ISBN: 9780750956673

Published: 06-10-2014


Dangerous Work

By Alan Weeks

ISBN: 9780750956673

Published: 06-10-2014

About This Book

British military labour during the First World War developed from an ad hoc arrangement in 1914 into a corps some 400,000 strong, supported by as many as a million dominion and foreign workers by 1918. Records of this contribution to victory are extremely rare. George Weeks wrote down his experience on squares of wallpaper – always a practical man. And what a record it is. The Somme, Passchendaele and the Messines Ridge all feature in George’s calm description of his extraordinary experiences. He camped in ‘the vast graveyard of Cambrai’, he cut down an entire forest for duckboards, and he mended the aircraft of Captain Ball VC with dope and linen! With the corps working on the front lines and often under fire, this truly was ‘dangerous work’.

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