Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18

by Jo Bath


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World War I claimed more than 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Tyneside offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the "war to end all wars." A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; the women who defied convention to play a vital role on the home front; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how the city and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The World War I story of Tyneside is told through the voices of those who were there, and is vividly illustrated through evocative images.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750956512
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Series: Great War Britain
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Jo Bath worked as an oral historian at Locomotion Museum in Shildon before becoming an oral history archivist at Beamish Museum, where she worked for six years. She has a PhD, and currently teaches for the Open University. She is the author of a number of local history titles, including The Newcastle Book of Days, The Gateshead Book of Days, and Voices of Stanley.

Table of Contents

Timeline 4

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction: Tyneside in 1914 8

1 Outbreak of War 11

2 Preparations at Home 31

3 The Home Front 53

4 Work of War 82

5 Home Fires Burning 106

6 Coming Home 129

Postscript: Legacy 150

Further Reading 157

About the Author 159

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