Sleights at War 1914-1918, The Hospital Years, by Alan Whitworth
Privately published by Culva House, 44 pages. A5 size booklet (N5558)
From the rear side cover: A century ago humanity began the most horrific conflict it had ever known. Aptly named World War I, it later came to be known, ironically, as the 'Great War'. It effected and reached every comer of the globe; nowhere was spared. Among the main protagonists - Germany, Russia and Britain - the devastation to land and life was the greatest. Across the United Kingdom everyone 'did their bit'; city, town or village, each sent men and arms and hardly any place did not lose a generation of young men who went off to fight for 'king and country' - and Sleights was no exception. Here, however, the community rose above and beyond the call of duty, and the establishment of a war hospital put them as much in the front line as the 'Tommy'. This is the story of those courageous men and women who set up in the village institute a means to fight back against the foe.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price marked out and a small price sticker on the rear side cover.