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ISBN: 9781841148199
Norfolk in the Great War
Norfolk in the Great War
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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.

This volume is profusely illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and documents from the nationally respected archive assembled by the author. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Norfolk's military past.

Neil Storey is a born and bred Norfolk man. A graduate of the University of East Anglia and one of the foremost historians of the county specialising in social and military history themes, he has published over 25 books and countless articles for magazines and journals. Undoubtedly a man blessed with a ready wit and ebullient character he is a familiar voice on BBC local radio; he has also acted as a consultant and featured on a number of television documentaries and dramas. Neil is in constant demand by both academic and social audiences for his lectures, talks and legendary after dinner speeches.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 819 9, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2008.

REVIEWS: Suffolk and Norfolk Life.

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