Remembering 1914-18eBook - 2014
World War I claimed more than 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Derby offers an intimate portrayal of the city 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; charts 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 the city and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The World War I story of Derby is told through the voices of those who were there, and is vividly illustrated through evocative images from the archives of Derby Museums.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (160 pages)