The first book written about Britain’s premier army base in the First World War. The book contains and explores the following: * The first published record of the troops in Aldershot on 4 August 1914. * The first published list of officers and men from Aldershot killed in the war. * Lists the dead from WWI in Aldershot Cemetery. * Outlines the activities of crucial figures in the War such as Smith-Dorrien, Haig and French in Aldershot in the period before the War. * Traces the growth development of aircraft manufacture at Farnborough under the guidance of Mervyn O’Gorman from a balloon factory to major aircraft manufacture. * Highlights the changes in the social fabric of Aldershot during the war. * Records the experience of Aldershot as a premier training base through the eyes of Anthony Eden, Wilfred Owen and men of all ranks.
ALDERSHOT IN THE GREAT WAR
Introducing Your Towns and Cities in the Great War, describing the impact of the First World War on local communities in the UK.
The series records, through words and photographs, how each year of the war brought a change in the spirit of the populace as the huge battles taking place in Belgium, France, Gallipoli and elsewhere, took their toll on the menfolk.
Knowledgeable authors document the stories of how these cities and towns were affected by the conflict by researching the local newspapers of the day; along with letters, diaries, photograph albums, parish magazines, trade journals and contemporary printed pamphlets etc, located in the local library archives.