This wonderful diary of a Victorian lady during the Great War was not discovered until 2011. The author presented the diary with sensitivity and warmth – Highly Recommended
NAME: The Lengthening War, The Great War Diary of Mabel Goode FILE: R2912 AUTHOR: Michael Goode PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 196 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Trench warfare, war at sea, air war, Home Front, civilian life, impact on civilians, terror bombing, domestic life family loss, The Great War, WWI, World War I, World War One, World War 1
IMAGE: B2912.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5l62csf LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This wonderful diary of a Victorian lady during the Great War was not discovered until 2011. The author presented the diary with sensitivity and warmth – Highly Recommended The diary is probably representative of the experiences of many women living through the Great War. More may yet to emerge but this is a very rare gem of history. It offers a superb snapshot of the war from a civilian perspective. It carries all the joys and sorrows, shock and relief and lays them out for the reader. The Great War involved civilians on a scale, and in ways, that had never been applied before. Women volunteered to do work normally only done be men because the men were now in uniform. Some of this work was not only hard but also hazardous and it changed the prospects for women for all time. News was available of conflict around the world in almost continuous form because the telegraph and radio had shrunk the world. This is such a valuable book it deserves to be widely read. It is a very human story that is rarely told, providing a fresh perspective.