Cheltenham in the Great War

Cheltenham in the Great War

eBook - 2016
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World War I claimed more than 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Cheltenham in the Great War offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow of the "war to end all wars." A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it looks at what the people of Cheltenham did for their war: the factory where 1,000 Cheltenham women took a train to work; the schools on double shifts, and how the town raised £100,000 in one week in 1918. It offers an insight into the lives of different social classes in Cheltenham and how their war was fought on the Home Front, concluding with how the town and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The World War I story of Cheltenham is told through much new research and is vividly illustrated through evocative images archives.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780750968652
Branch Call Number: 942.416 Ma
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)


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