The Great War in Wellington, by Allan Frost

The Great War in Wellington, by Allan Frost

The Great War in Wellington, by Allan Frost

Published by Wrekin Books in 2009, 48 pages. A5 size booklet (N5325PE)

This booklet provides a fascinating short history of the Shropshire market town of Wellington during the First World War, and is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs.

From the rear side cover:
The First World War of 1914-18 was like no other previous conflict. It arose because a few important European states had played a fatal game of brinksmanship and allowed a race for economic, military and political supremacy to get out of hand.

The war revealed a staggering degree of incompetence on the part of governments and generals. As a result, countless lives were lost and people maimed by physical and mental injuries. Towns and villages paid a high price in their efforts to fight 'a war to end all wars'.

The experiences of Wellington, a small market town in Shropshire, were typical of much of England in these dark times.

This fascinatinq account reveals how war first came to the town and the (initially) enthusiastic response of its patriotic menfolk to fight for their king and country; how Wellington's 'Dad's Army' and school Corps came into being; the effects of enlistment and conscription on the economy and family life; how morale was upheld, and folk coped with privation and food shortages, how an increasing number of casualties were treated in its voluntary hospitals, and why we should never forget those who lost their lives to protect their king, their country and their loved ones.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, itact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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