Nottingham in the Great War (Paperback)
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The years 1914-1918 cost many lives in the trenches of France and Belgium. Those trenches and the battles that were fought from them are well documented. But back home in towns and cities up and down the United Kingdom death and desperation were also apparent. Those left behind to carry on suffered from harsh winters, lack of food and fuel and flu epidemics. This is the story of the struggles of ordinary people with their everyday lives. It includes the opportunities presented to the criminal fraternity and the contribution that women made to the war effort by filling men's jobs and providing a home for the men to return to. If they were lucky enough to come home from the war.
Part of the excellent 'Your Towns & Cities in the Great War' series, this volume takes a detailed look at the largely unexplored history of the city. It tells the story of the ordinary people trying to continue their everyday lives in the face of terrible losses, how they coped and even excelled, the contribution made to the war effort by women who filled men's jobs, the children who sacrificed their education to work on the land, and of the opportunities provided to the local criminal fraternity.The Great War Magazine
'... the author weaves fascinating tales of the war from a different perspective, culminating in victory and peace.'Nottingham Post
Nottingham's Military Legacy (Paperback)
Two years after landing on English soil in 1066, William of Normandy erected a strategic castle at Nottingham, thereby creating an enduring military nexus through to the modern era. On 22 August 1642, in his endeavours to quash Parliamentarian insurrection in the Midlands, King Charles raised his standard over Nottingham Castle, a rallying call to all Royalists to support their monarch. Loyalty to the Crown was, however, divided, and before long Parliamentarian forces garrisoned the castle. Late in the eighteenth century, a town troop of Yeomanry was raised in Nottingham, the foundation of the…By Gerry van Tonder
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