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Portsmouth''s World War One Heroes : Stories of the Fallen Men and Women

By: Daly, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (418 p.).ISBN: 9780750951999.Subject(s): Portsmouth (England) -- Biography | Soldiers -- England -- Portsmouth -- Biography | World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Portsmouth -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Portsmouth''s World War One Heroes : Stories of the Fallen Men and WomenDDC classification: 940.415 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Portsmouth Before the First World War; 2 The Armed Forces: The Royal Navy; 3 The Armed Forces: The British Army; 4 A Man of Three Armies: Lieutenant Colonel Dick Worrall DSO and Bar, MC and Bar; 5 The Portsmouth Pals Battalions; 6 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines': Portsmouth's First World War Airmen; 7 Comings and Goings: Portsmouth's Emigrants and Immigrants; 8 Sea Soldiers: The Royal Naval Division and the Royal Marines; 9 The Easterners: The War in the Middle East
10 Brothers in Arms: Portsmouth Families at War11 Portsmouth's Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Jutland; 12 A 'Sink of Iniquity'? Landport: A Portsmouth Community at War; 13 1 July 1916: The First Day on the Somme; 14 A Lost Generation? Portsmouth's First World War Army Officers; 15 Recruitment, Conscription and the Portsmouth Military Service Tribunal; 16 Boy Soldiers and Sailors: Portsmouth's Underage Servicemen; 17 'Damned Un-English': Portsmouth's First World War Submariners; 18 Portsmouth's Early Tank Men; 19 Guest of the Kaiser: Portsmouth's Prisoners of War; 20 Portsmouth's War Horses
21 Their Name Liveth For Ever More: Remembrance in PortsmouthNotes; Bibliography; Copyright
Summary: Over 5,000 men from Portsmouth are believed to have been killed during the First World War - the greatest loss of life that the city has ever known. Not only were thousands of Portsmouth''s solders killed on the Western Front, but Portsmouth based ships were sunk throughout the war, causing massive loss of life. Thanks to a wealth of sources available and painstaking use of database software, it is possible to tell their stories in more detail than ever before. James Daly builds an extremely detailed picture of Portsmouth''s World War One dead, down to where they were born, and where they had lived. Not only will their stories tell us about how the war was fought and won, and their sacrifices; but they will also provide a clearer picture than ever before of how Portsmouth and its people suffered.
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Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Portsmouth Before the First World War; 2 The Armed Forces: The Royal Navy; 3 The Armed Forces: The British Army; 4 A Man of Three Armies: Lieutenant Colonel Dick Worrall DSO and Bar, MC and Bar; 5 The Portsmouth Pals Battalions; 6 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines': Portsmouth's First World War Airmen; 7 Comings and Goings: Portsmouth's Emigrants and Immigrants; 8 Sea Soldiers: The Royal Naval Division and the Royal Marines; 9 The Easterners: The War in the Middle East

10 Brothers in Arms: Portsmouth Families at War11 Portsmouth's Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Jutland; 12 A 'Sink of Iniquity'? Landport: A Portsmouth Community at War; 13 1 July 1916: The First Day on the Somme; 14 A Lost Generation? Portsmouth's First World War Army Officers; 15 Recruitment, Conscription and the Portsmouth Military Service Tribunal; 16 Boy Soldiers and Sailors: Portsmouth's Underage Servicemen; 17 'Damned Un-English': Portsmouth's First World War Submariners; 18 Portsmouth's Early Tank Men; 19 Guest of the Kaiser: Portsmouth's Prisoners of War; 20 Portsmouth's War Horses

21 Their Name Liveth For Ever More: Remembrance in PortsmouthNotes; Bibliography; Copyright

Over 5,000 men from Portsmouth are believed to have been killed during the First World War - the greatest loss of life that the city has ever known. Not only were thousands of Portsmouth''s solders killed on the Western Front, but Portsmouth based ships were sunk throughout the war, causing massive loss of life. Thanks to a wealth of sources available and painstaking use of database software, it is possible to tell their stories in more detail than ever before. James Daly builds an extremely detailed picture of Portsmouth''s World War One dead, down to where they were born, and where they had lived. Not only will their stories tell us about how the war was fought and won, and their sacrifices; but they will also provide a clearer picture than ever before of how Portsmouth and its people suffered.

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