Coventry and Warwickshire 1914-1919 (Volume 2), by Chris Holland, subtitled 'Local Aspects of the Great War'
Book published by Warwickshire Great War Publications, 172 pages. Paperback (N5352)
This book is a fascinating collection of essays on events in Warwickshire during the First World War, and also examines issues facing the local population during the period.
From the rear side cover: The centenary of the Great War provides the opportunity to look afresh at the war's impact upon British society - and local historians can help significantly in this assessment. Volume 2 of Local Aspects explores further themes from the war, illustrating them with examples from Coventry and Warwickshire. The emphasis remains on examining what actually happened, rather than on repeating tired cliches about the war.
There are chapters on enemy aliens and naturalised British Subjects, the upper classes, education in Nuneaton during the war, Kenilworth's Volunteer Training Corps, the Zeppelin threat, fatal air training accidents near Rugby, Conscientious Objectors in South Warwickshire, and the peace celebrations in 1919 (including the Coventry Riots!).
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 1, also edited by Chris Holland, which I also have available