Britons Experience the Great War: Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918

Britons Experience the Great War: Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918

by Peter Liddle

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Overview

Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and artwork 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Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this with photographs from private and public collections from many parts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, humor, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473821163
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 10/19/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Peter Liddle is a leading historian of the First World War and has concentrated on the personal experience of the men and women who took part. He founded the Liddle Collection, a repository of documents and memorabilia connected to the conflict, which is housed in the Brotherton Library, the University of Leeds. His many books include Captured Memories 1900-1918, Captured Memories 1930-1945, The Soldiers War 1914-1918, The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered, The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered and, as editor, Facing Armageddon, Britain Goes to War and Britain and the Widening War.

Contributors: Holger Afflerbach, Phylomena Badsey, Niall Barr, Chris Bellamy, Nick Bosanquet, Peter Burness, George Cassar, Tim Cook, Irene Guerrini, Clive Harris, Kate Kennedy, Ross Kennedy, William Philpott, Marco Pluviano, Chris Pugsley, Duncan Redford, Matthew Richardson, Alan Sharp, Yigal Sheffy, Jack Sheldon, Edward Spiers, David Welch, Ian Whitehead

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