Your Towns & Cities In The Great War, Canterbury In The Great War

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.

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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

ISBN: 1-47383-408-2

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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.