Coventry and Warwickshire 1914-1919 (Volume 1), by Chris Holland, subtitled 'Local Aspects of the Great War'
Book published by Warwickshire Great War Publications in 2012, 146 pages. Paperback (N5351)
This book is a fascinating collection of essays on events in Coventry and Warwickshire during the First World War, and also examines issues facing the local population during the period.
From the rear side cover: The story of the Great War is not only about the experiences of those in the threnches - it is also about the impact on the Home Front. In this study, local historians explore major themes from the period to show how individuals and communities in Coventry and Warwickshire responded to the demands placed upon them by more than four years of war.
There are chapters on the local response to the outbreak of war in August 1914, Belgian refugees, recruitment in the early stages of the war (including the raising of the 216th Fortress Company in Nuneaton in 1915), the billeting of soldiers (including the 29th Division at Rugby), hospital provision for wounded soldiers, the expansion of industry, increasing food production, the 'war courts' (including the Stratford Upon Avon Tribunal from 1916-18), the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, and the local reaction to news of the Armistice in 1918.
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the book does curve very gently upwards along the left and right hand edges (from where it has been stored flat on the shelves), and there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
If you are interested in this book - you might also be interested in Volume 2, also edited by Chris Holland, which I also have available