Washington in the Great War

Washington in the Great War

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Washington in the Great War




Author:Peter Welsh
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:160
Photos:100 Illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
ISBN:9781783463855
Item No. 9781783463855



How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Washington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their tragedies and hardships and a determination to see it through. The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.