Preston in the 1960s

Preston in the 1960s

Preston Through Time

Preston Through Time

Preston in the First World War

Publication Date15th April 2014

Book FormatPaperback





The First World War for the people of Preston. Publication ties in with the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War.
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On 4 August 1914 the people of Preston received news that war had been declared. Local newspapers printed explosive headlines stating this fact, and four years of hardship, uncertainty and loss followed. From recruitment and the Pals, to women joining the war effort in munitions factories, news from the front, rationing, and eventually demobilisation, this book provides a valuable insight into the city's experience of one of the greatest events of the twentieth century.

This book has been designed to inform you, the reader, of how the city coped with the war by presenting first-hand accounts. You will read letters from those who served at the front, interviews with local people who spoke of their childhood memories and extracts from local newspapers.

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