Your Towns & Cities In The Great War, Poole in the Great War

This addition, to what has become a very popular series, looks at Poole during the Great War. The publishers have developed a very strong following for this series where locals naturally have an interest in their town or city, but where the series is proving very attractive to military history enthusiasts and historians – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: Your Towns & Cities In The Great War, Poole in the Great War
FILE: R2972
AUTHOR: Stephen Wynn
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 151
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, World War I, First World War, The Great War, 
1914-1918, British towns & cities, Poole, Home Front, social change, civilians, 
military personnel, munitions, fishing fleet, survival

ISBN: 1-47383-519-4

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DESCRIPTION: This addition, to what has become a very popular series, looks at 
Poole during the Great War. The publishers have developed a very strong 
following for this series where locals naturally have an interest in their town or 
city, but where the series is proving very attractive to military history 
enthusiasts and historians –  Very Highly Recommended

The most fascinating aspect of this series is just how widespread the Home Front 
was during the Great War for the British Isles. This was the first war in history where 
virtually the complete nation was mobilized in some form and where women were 
emancipated to fill the jobs vacated by men who went to war. Every town, however 
small, was directly linked into the war effort. Munitions factories, hospitals and many 
other facilities were built across the country to support the war effort. Industries that 
had previously had little or no interest in military customers turn their efforts to 
supporting war production. Jobs that had been traditionally reserved for men became 
available to women and some of those jobs were done better by their new workforce, 
having to adjust once more when the troops demobilized and demanded their old jobs 
back.

Poole was not exempt to this process, with its own munitions plant, military 
hospitals, Drill Halls, reservists, regimental recruiters and fishing fleet. The author 
has produced a very readable history of Poole in the Great War which will delight a 
local readership and provide fresh insights into the hardship, and effort from a British 
town to support the war effort. It will also provide fresh material for enthusiasts of 
military history and historians.