Название: Norfolk in the Great War
Автор: Neil R. Storey
ISBN: 978 1841148199
Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 162
Размер: 52,2 MB
Norfolk in the Great War is an evocative portrait of the of the county during the First World War. It reveals the huge turmoil in the county caused by the war, including the mobilization of troops, the requisitioning of animals, the care of casualties, and the shortages of food. The author also describes how the Home Front also became the front line of enemy air raids – the first use of aerial bombing in a global conflict – and the effect of this on the population. And the book reveals the tragedy of war and the effect on this rural county brought about by huge losses among the flower of its youth.
Themes explored include the road to war in 1914, how the county mobilized, recruitment, zeppelin raiders, spy scares,The Norfolk Regiment, local heroes, life on the Home Front, the War Hospitals that were set up by almost every town and many villages the county, the Armistice and the aftermath of war.