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Britain's Great War Experience (Paperback)

Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918

Military WWI

By Peter Liddle
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781473821163
Published: 25th June 2014



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Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and art work captures the spirit of the British people as they faced and successfully came through the prolonged challenge of the First World War.

Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this with photographs from private and public collections from many parts of the British Isles, Britons Experience the Great War brings the experience of soldiers, sailors and airmen graphically close. It is, however, not just the fighting fronts which are so well represented: from the industrial, agricultural, domestic, educational and war resistance scenes, the response to war of workers, wives, sweethearts, students, children, rebels and resisters is made clear. Fund raising, rationing, humour, anxiety and grief are documented in this book in a way which provides touching testimony of the spirit of the times.

With almost four hundred illustrations, the book spans the British Isles and the most remote fighting fronts.

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The Yorkshire Post

A good book for those with an interest in WW1. The pictures help to place events in the context that bland text just cannot do. There are not many ‘action’ photographs as that is not what the book is trying, and doing well, to portray but plenty photographs of the people who either fought the war or supported their Sons, Brothers, Fathers, Husbands or just friends, from the home country.

Army Rumour Service

One of the great joys of the outpouring of WWI history books, marking the first centenary, is the quality being achieved and the fresh insights being offered. This book is well up at the front of these new publications. The author has written expertly, the publisher has achieved a high standard of production, and the lavish illustration is outstanding, but at a very affordable price.

 Peter Liddle

About Peter Liddle

Former teacher, lecturer and founder/director of two archives on the world wars of the twentieth century, Peter Liddle is a well-published historian of personal experience in those wars with books on
Gallipoli, The Somme and D-Day. He is dedicated to the preservation of the evidence of the past and has particularly enjoyed drawing together in publications and conferences the research of others in the field..

He has a lifetime of interest in sport, history travel and wildlife. He lives with his wife, Louise, in Rawdon, Leeds. He is Life President of The Second World War Experience Centre.

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