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Essex in the First World War Michael Foley

Essex in the First World War By Michael Foley

Essex in the First World War by Michael Foley


$21.99
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Summary

Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. It offers a valuable insight into life for Essex folk in the First World War and will appeal to anyone interested in the county's history.

Essex in the First World War Summary

Essex in the First World War by Michael Foley

Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and its people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of their towns or villages. The war opened up a whole new world for the people of Essex. Men from the county enlisted in Kitchener's Army and travelled abroad, and many troops came into the camps and barracks which sprang up around the countryside. Some of these men came from all points of the British Empire and had enlisted to fight for the mother country. Essex was a key area during the war. Situated on the east coast, it was thought that the enemy could potentially use it as a site for invasion, so many defences were set up all round the county. Essex was subjected to great danger and harsh times by the enemy in the form of air raids from Zeppelins, and later, from the more potent aeroplane attacks. This well-illustrated and informative book sets out the experiences of the county and its inhabitants against what was happening in the broader theatre of war. It offers a valuable insight into life for Essex folk in the First World War and will appeal to anyone interested in the county's history.

Additional information

GOR005270315
9780752451787
0752451782
Essex in the First World War by Michael Foley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2009-11-01
160
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