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Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18

By Jo Bath

9780750956512

ISBN: 9780750956512

Published: 02-02-2015


Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18

By Jo Bath

ISBN: 9780750956512

Published: 02-02-2015

About This Book

First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Tyneside offers an intimate portrayal of the area 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 Tyneside and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The Great War story of Tyneside is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated with evocative images from the collections of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and other archives across the region.

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