Another welcome addition to a very popular series. The story of Canterbury and life in Kent during WWI is told enthusiastically by an author of several books in this fine series. – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Your Towns & Cities In The Great War, Canterbury In The Great War FILE: R3033 AUTHOR: Stephen Wynn PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, The Great War, 1914- 1918, The Buffs, West |Kent Yeomanry, Kent Cyclists, Kent coastline, civilians, war work, Home Front
IMAGE: B3033.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y29kt5nc LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Another welcome addition to a very popular series. The story of Canterbury and life in Kent during WWI is told enthusiastically by an author of several books in this fine series. – Highly Recommended. The very readable text is supported by many images throughout the body of text. Canterbury was the recruiting centre for the County of Kent and raised volunteers for the British Army. The Kent Cyclists were tasked with home defence, patrolling the Kent coastline on their bicycles. With the West Kent Yeomanry, they replaced the East Kent Regiment that was mobilized and sent to war. Canterbury was an important city from before Medieval times and centred by its Cathedral and Arch Bishop. Kent was closest to the Western Front and the sound of gunfire could be heard from the trenches across Belgium and France when the wind was right. At night it was possible to see the flash of artillery. As with many towns and cities they came under bombardment from airships and bombers and the local population worked as air raid wardens, munitions workers and in the medical facilities treating the wounded. As the rest of Britain, the people of Canterbury pulled together and were a vital part of the total war effort as a nation was mobilized for the first time in the first mechanised war. After the years of war when an end seemed so far away, Canterbury and its people worked on and counted the cost in the loss of so many of its young men. An inspiring story of survival in adversity.