A weekly magazine in 272 volumes. "A standard history of the World-Wide Conflict, including eye-witnesses' stories of striking incidents throughout the field of operations".
The first volume was published in August 1914, and others as the war unfolded, through to its conclusion. "The 272 parts of The Great War will remain the unrivalled record of the most stupendous event in the history of humanity. Produced in the years of storm and stress, and often under distracting conditions, it will lack the poise and perspective of the cloistered historian's work, to be written a generation hence far removed from the passions and miseries of the events recorded; but it will at no time, near or distant, stand in fear of any rival as a vivid and fascinating pictorial record of the world-wide conflict".
This is history written as it was happening, complete with hundreds of maps, and thousands of photographs. It includes the land, sea and air conflicts, and not from just a British perspective. Much of it is from the German perspective, and much is about the conflicts of all of the other European allies, and of course, the part played by the Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders, etc.
Included is a 32 page index, with 5 columns per page of small typeface. A huge index!
PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTICLES FROM WW1
A picture record of events by land, sea and air.
A series of large weekly publications from 22 August 1914 to 13 February 1915.
There are 26 parts to volume 1, all full of fascinating photographs of the war in Europe as well as the effects of the war at home in England.
Reports for example, of a Zeppelin attack in Norfolk, and the shelling of Scarborough by a German warship, together with photographs of local people and the damage caused.
The volume also contains information on the part played by Canadians and Australians in the war, again with lots of photographs.
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2,277 ILLUSTRATIONS !
An excellent book with details of the people from London who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.
The National Roll for London was produced in five volumes, four of which we have now scanned and produced on CD. Family names are very easy to find as the books were arranged alphabetically, but unfortunately there is no index of places and there seems to be no pattern to the areas of coverage
From the book introduction:
"When we quietly consider what the Great War, with its gains and losses, its cares and anxieties, has taught us, we are at once struck by the splendid heroism of all who took part in it. Many by reason of special qualities of mind or soul stand out more prominently than the rest; but the names and deeds of others, who toiled no less meritoriously, are often left unsung.
Yet it is well, if only for purely personal and family reasons, that there should be some abiding record of the self-sacrificing services of all men and women who answered their Country's call in her hour of need, and who, whether on land or sea, or in the air, in hospital, or camp, or workshop, were ready to lay down life itself, if need be, that Britain might live and Right prevail over Might.
It is for this reason primarily that the present "National Roll of the Great War" was projected. In these pages will be found records of devotion and patriotism of which the individual, the family, and the nation have every reason to be proud."
An excellent book with details of the people from Southampton who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.
An excellent book with details of the people from Luton & District (Includes Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire - St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, etc.) who served in the Great War.
Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.
Very different to a 'normal' Roll of Homour, this lists the names of ordinary people as well as soldiers who gave service during the Great War, male and female, young and old, those who survived and those who fell.
Mrs M Hodgetts. For four and a half years this lady was engaged on important Government work at Messrs Pugh's, Tilton Road, Birmingham. There she was employed in wire cutting for bayonets............ 98 Tilton Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.
The names are organised alphabetically making it very easy indeed to find people.
An excellent book with details of all of the people from Leeds who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations, nurses, civilians, etc.
An excellent book with details of the people from Portsmouth who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.
Another in the series of The National Roll of the Great War. Manchester.
An excellent book with details of all of the people from Salford who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations.
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