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Author Ronayne, Ian.

Title Ours [electronic resource] : The Jersey Pals in the First World War / Ian Ronayne.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2009]
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Summary Dominating the history of the Island of Jersey is the story of its occupation by German forces in World War II. Twenty years earlier, however, another devastating war had struck the Island, affecting the lives and liberties of its people. Central to this story was the Jersey Contingent. In 1915, this band of 300 young men volunteered to fight for King and country in a war beyond the comprehension of most. Feted as heroes, they proudly took their place in the trenches of the Western Front. But the war was to have a devastating effect - both on the Contingent and their Island. Soon the volunteers were not only fighting the enemy, but also waging a bitter struggle for continued recognition and support from home. This book tells the moving but ultimately tragic story of one small and unique unit caught in the maelstrom of World War I.
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Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Jersey.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Jersey.
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Added Title Jersey pals in the First World War
Other Form: Print version: Ronayne, Ian. 'Ours'. Stroud : History, 2009. 9780752451459 (pbk.) (DLC)2009510654
ISBN 9780750962599 (e-pub)
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