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Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain Tyneside: Remembering 1914-18 (Paperback)

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First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Tyneside offers an intimate portrayal of the area and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; the women who defied convention to play a vital role on the home front; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how Tyneside and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more.



The Great War story of Tyneside is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated with evocative images from the collections of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and other archives across the region.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 02/02/2015 ISBN-13: 9780750956512  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jo Bath worked as an oral historian at Locomotion Museum in Shildon before becoming an oral history archivist at Beamish Museum, where she worked for six years. She has a PhD, and currently teaches for the Open University. She is the author of a number of local history titles, including The Newcastle Book of Days, The Gateshead Book of Days, and Voices of Stanley.

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