The publisher has produced a very large number of ‘centenary books’ to mark the hundred years since the Great War, with this series being an important and popular contribution. Within the series this new book is a worthy addition. The First World War was really the third global conflict, but the first to introduce total industrial carnage – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: The Great War Illustrated, The Home Front. Seeing It Through: Arras and Passchendale FILE: R2650 AUTHOR: David Bilton PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 149 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, World War I, First World War, Great War, 1914-1918, Home Front, total war, global war, civilian casualties, war work, female labour ISBN: 1-47383-369-8 IMAGE: B2650.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yydfaf5dw LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The publisher has produced a very large number of 'centenary books' to mark the hundred years since the Great War, with this series being an important and popular contribution. Within the series this new book is a worthy addition. The First World War was really the third global conflict, but the first to introduce total industrial carnage - Very Highly Recommended. In previous wars, much of the violence was exercised on the field of battle by armies or by wooden warships at sea. Civilian experience was limited and, where they were exposed, civilians could see the besieging army beyond the city walls. The Great War was very different at so many levels. The people of Kent could hear the noise of gunfire across the Channel and see the flashes of gunfire reflected off the clouds. The pictures of war were produced in enormous quantities, mostly on film, and published at home. In addition, seaports were shelled by German ships and German airships and bombers conducted a deliberate terror bombing campaign across Scotland, England and Wales. The hospitals multiplied and filled with wounded. Hardly a family escaped the death or injury in the fighting and many women for the first time worked in jobs previously only worked by men. The nation and the Commonwealth were mobilized. War on the Home Front went through a number of stages, initially waiving off enthusiastic volunteers who were expected home for Christmas, but the war dragged on and the casualty rates continued to climb. This book in the series covers the stoic resistance of 1917 to the final stage. The images have been very well selected and the captioning is first rate. This book contains good concise text to ably present some moving and outstanding images of war.