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Lancaster in the Great War

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Although Lancaster was the ancient County town, it had a population of only 40,000 in 1914. Of these, it is thought that some 5,0... Weiterlesen
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Although Lancaster was the ancient County town, it had a population of only 40,000 in 1914. Of these, it is thought that some 5,000 men saw war service between 1914-18, and over 1,000 did not return. In consequence, the recruiting drives, the tribunals to consider exemption from 1916, and the ever-growing casualty lists provide the main theme for this book.Some 3,000 men had volunteered by December 1914, to join those already serving. While the depot of the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was in the town, about eighty regiments had Lancaster men in their ranks, and both the casualty lists and the awards for gallantry reflect this.The town was out of range for shelling from the sea, or aerial bombardment, but did experience an explosion at its munitions factory in 1917. Apart from this, the mayor and council endeavoured to continue with their primary duties as far as possible in running the town.


John Fidler was born in Northumberland in 1936. He was educated at Carlisle Grammar School and at Keble College, Oxford, where he read History. He had an aircrew commission in the Royal Air Force during his National Service, training in Canada as a navigator. He taught history at Lancaster Royal Grammar School for thirty-five years, and published a history of the school in 2010. John has also published (for the Lancaster Maritime Museum) a booklet on the six ships, which since 1694 have borne the name HMS Lancaster, and a book for Pen & Sword, Lancaster in the Great War.


Titel: Lancaster in the Great War
EAN: 9781473846128
ISBN: 978-1-4738-4612-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Pen and Sword
Genre: Diverses
Anzahl Seiten: 128
Veröffentlichung: 30.04.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 19.3 MB