The Great War Illustrated, The Home Front. Seeing It Through: Arras and Passchendale

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.


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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

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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.