Willington in the First World War, by Robert Bollington

Willington in the First World War, by Robert Bollington

Book published by the Gostwick Press, 95 pages. Paperback (N7623X2)

From the rear side cover: This book tells the story of the Bedfordshire village of Willington during the First World War. While the book reflects the experience of one village, with its farms, nurseries and market gardens, the story will resonate more widely. The Willington Peace Memorial Hall commemorates sixty-nine local men who served on the Western Front, around the Mediterranean, at sea and at home. Those they left behind provided 'comforts', produced food, coped emotionally and faced wartime regulations and emergency measures. Much has been written to mark the centenary of the war. This book provides a modest addition with its focus on one community's experience. Contents include:

The Eve of War
War and Mobilisation
The Church and Vicar
Support for the Troops
Soldiers in the Area
Emergency Planning and Wartime Controls
Village Life and Work
Soldiers at the Front
After the War
Appendix 1- The Willington Roll of Honour in the church
Appendix 2 - Serving men with a Willington connection

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.