The Home Front: Civilian Life in World War One

The Home Front Civilian Life in World War One From bombing to rationing from civil defense to war work the face of Britain was radically changed as a result of World War I More than once Britain was almost brought to its knees by unrestricted s

  • Title: The Home Front: Civilian Life in World War One
  • Author: Peter G. Cooksley
  • ISBN: 9780752436883
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • From bombing to rationing, from civil defense to war work, the face of Britain was radically changed as a result of World War I More than once Britain was almost brought to its knees by unrestricted submarine warfare, and by the end of the war German Zeppelins and Gotha bombers had managed to bomb many parts of Eastern England, while in 1914 the German High Seas fleet bomFrom bombing to rationing, from civil defense to war work, the face of Britain was radically changed as a result of World War I More than once Britain was almost brought to its knees by unrestricted submarine warfare, and by the end of the war German Zeppelins and Gotha bombers had managed to bomb many parts of Eastern England, while in 1914 the German High Seas fleet bombarded the East Coast The First World War was the first war to have a huge impact on civilians and few were safe from attack In this book, Peter Cooksley tells us the true story of civilians at war on the Home Front.

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    1. This is not what I was expecting it to be. I was thinking this was going to give insight into British society during WW1. Instead it went into great detail on the airplane and airship attacks and the surveillance system put into place to look for attacks. The organization of the book was confusing and just when you thought you were moving on to a new subject, it would go back to airship attacks again. There was little to nothing on workforce and labor issues or the conflict with Ireland during t [...]

    2. This is a slim volume, but it provides a great overview of life on the British home front during World War I. While it talks about civilian life during the war, it is more about the British mindset as they transitioned from isolation into war.

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