Great War Britain London: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain London: Remembering 1914-18

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The First World War claimed over 995, 000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: London offers an in-depth portrait of the capital and its people during the 'war to end all wars'. It describes the reaction to the war's outbreak; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; shares many first-hand experiences, including tales of the Zeppelin raids and anti-German riots of the era; examines the work of local hospitals; and explores how the capital and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime. Vividly illustrated with evocative images from the newspapers of the day, it commemorates the extraordinary bravery and sacrifice of London's residents between 1914 and 1918.The government extended Mondaya#39;s bank holiday by two days to avoid a financial crisis when the stock markets reopened. The German armya#39;s invasion of Belgium on 3 August convinced most of those who wavered over British involvement toanbsp;...

Title:Great War Britain London: Remembering 1914-18
Author: Stuart Hallifax
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-11-03

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