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DORKING IN THE GREAT WAR

By:Atherton, Kathryn

Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Imprint:Pen & Sword Military

ISBN/EAN:1473825520 / 9781473825529

Format:Paperback

Pagination:160 pages, 176 illustrations

Dimensions:234 x 156 mm

Country of Pub.:United Kingdom

Pub Date:9/3/2015

From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder factory, Dorking in the Great War looks at how the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Dorking were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war.

There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide.

Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.

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DORKING IN THE GREAT WAR By:Atherton, Kathryn Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd Imprint:Pen & Sword Military ISBN/EAN:1473825520 / 9781473825529 Format:Paperback Pagination:160 pages, 176 illustrations Dimensions:234 x 156 mm Country of Pub.:United Kingdom Pub Date:9/3/2015 From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder…

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