Great War Britain Hull and the Humber: Remembering 1914-18

Great War Britain Hull and the Humber: Remembering 1914-18

Author: Susanna O'Neill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750965743

Category: History

Page: 160

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The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain Hull & the Humber 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; 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 Great War story of Hull is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated through evocative images from Hull City Archives.

Grimsby in the Great War

Grimsby in the Great War

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473873650

Category: History

Page: 128

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Grimsby in the Great War is a detailed account of how the experience of war impacted on the seaside town of Grimsby from the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, to the long-awaited peace of 1918.Grimsby and Cleethorpes were among the most vulnerable and exposed British towns in August 1914 when the Great War broke out. Situated on the North Sea, and facing the German Baltic fleet, their vessels were to face the mines and the U-boat torpedoes as the war progressed. But this is merely one of the incredibly dramatic and testing developments in the wartime saga of 1914-18, which impacted on the the town of Grimsby. Written into the greater story are the achievements of the Grimsby Chums and the other regiments containing Grimsby men, and the amazing story of the Home Front experience, from the local shell factory staffed largely by women, to the War Hospital Supply Depot and the Womens Emergency Corps.Throughout this compelling book, Stephen Wade documents the town's remarkable stories of heroism, determination and resolution in the face of the immensity of the war and its seemingly endless tests and trials of Grimsby's mettle.

Life, Love, Laughter, Liberty

Life, Love, Laughter, Liberty

Author: John Osman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496997159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

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At a time when journalists all over the world – from a sophisticated city like Paris to less-developed areas in the Middle East and elsewhere – are being targeted by terrorists for murder, the author (himself a top 20th-century correspondent for newspapers, television and radio) dedicates his work “to journalists and broadcasters everywhere,” (as well as to his family). He hopes that by reading about the triumphs and disasters of his career, other wordsmiths might perhaps learn something useful about how to go about getting news – and how not to do so. The book is not only an account of an adventurous and action-packed life but it is a work that is sometimes deeply serious; at other times wryly comical; but always thoughtfully reflective. The 85-years-old author worked all over the world covering historic events; meeting and interviewing famous – and infamous – politicians and other controversial characters; reporting wars, revolutions and upheaval of all kinds; being imprisoned in some countries and deported from others; as well as covering much more pleasant events such as royal tours by the Queen, Royal Ascot, the Centenary Gala Concert of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden; the opening of Disney World in Orlando, Florida; and the re-opening and re-erection of the old London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. From the White House in the United States of America to the Kremlin in the former Soviet Union; from Buckingham Palace in London to mud huts in Africa, caves in the Yemen and a “ger” or “yurt” in the Gobi Desert in Outer Mongolia; in 100 countries over nearly 70 years John Osman travelled impressively and has lived his long life to the full. He has enjoyed writing this book after being inspired to do so by a premature BBC report in 2012 that he was dead!