Off to War, Stories of Ilkeston and District Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen 1914-1918, by Grant Shaw
Published by the Ilkeston and District Local History Society in 2015, 168 pages. Large A4 size softback (N5448)
Brand New Book
Ilkeston is a small town situated on the banks of the River Erewash in Derbyshire, and it lies a couple of miles from the very western edge of the city of Nottingham, and this book provides a fascinating insight into the experiences of men from the town and surrounding area who fought in the First World War.
From the rear side cover: Men from Ilkeston and district served in the mud of the Western Front but they also fought Bulgarians in Macedonia, the Ottomans in Iraq and Turkey, with the Italians in Slovenia, at sea in the Indian Ocean, in China and at the Battle of Jutland and in the air over France. Some were career soldiers and sailors with years of experience, others were eager new recruits or reluctant conscripts. Many did not come back; those who did often kept quiet about their experiences. This book tells a few of their stories with the help of photographs and personal items, "lest we forget".
The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white (and some colour) photographs
Please note there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.