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Chichester in the Great War (Paperback) (John J. Eddleston)

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Tangmere Airfield had a prominent role in the Air War from 1916 onwards and many local men joined the Royal Sussex Regiment. This book 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 Chichester 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.
Number of Pages: 101.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War I, Europe / Great Britain
Series Title: Your Towns and Cities in the Great War
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: John J. Eddleston
Language: English
Street Date: March 3, 2017
TCIN: 21557875
UPC: 9781783463282
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-6430

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