Peace, War and Remembrance, The Great War in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford

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Peace, War and Remembrance, The Great War in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford
By Maureen Spinks

Book published by The Badsey Society, 176 pages. Paperback (N7931)


From the rear side cover: Peace, War & Remembrance charts the impact the Great War had on the communities of Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford. From the horrors of the battlefield to the efforts of those on the Home Front, the story unfolds of life for the people of these villages in the Vale of Evesham. Drawing on contemporary sources, including diaries and letters from the front line, we learn of war-time conditions. Some sons of the Vale left their native soil never to return. Belgian refugees and German prisoners of war had a brief sojourn in this corner of Worcestershire. We hear also of the changing role of women and of the importance of agriculture in this market gardening area. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in understanding what life was like for villagers experiencing those pivotal events of a century ago. Chapters include:

Prelude To War
For King And Country
The War On The Home Front
Agriculture And Food Production
The Road To Conscription
The Men Of The Worcesters
They Also Served
The Role Of Women
Life Carries On
Prisoners Of War
The End Of The War
Remembrance


The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.