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Author Roberts, Sian (Historian), author.

Title Birmingham [electronic resource] : Remembering 1914-18 / Sian Roberts.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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Series Great War Britain
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Summary World War I claimed more than 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Birmingham offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the "war to end all wars." A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; the women who defied convention to play a vital role on the home front; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how the city and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The World War I story of Birmingham is told through the voices of those who were there, and is vividly illustrated through evocative images from the archives of the Library of Birmingham.
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Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Birmingham.
Birmingham (England) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Library of Birmingham (Birmingham, England)
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Other Form: Print version: Roberts, Sian (Historian). Birmingham. Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2014. 9780750959698 (paperback) (Uk)016801198
ISBN 9780750957892 (e-pub)
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