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By Stephen Wynn

ISBN-10: 1473833647

ISBN-13: 9781473833647

Using unique fabric and letters from the 1st global warfare, this alluring and eye-opening account uncovers the unnerving realities of the 1st international conflict and the effect it had in town of Tunbridge Wells. It seems at global occasions, which finally made up our minds the outbreak of the warfare, and the way those comparable occasions affected the small city in Kent and the folk who made up the community.

From an early degree the hostilities of the conflict grew to become very actual for the folk of Tunbridge Wells. due to its geographical situation, shut proximity to significant ports and rail hyperlinks, town grew to become the headquarters of the countries Territorial military, which introduced with it 5,000 troops from all around the country.

Out of approximately 3,000 humans from Tunbridge Wells who enlisted within the army among 1914-1918, a marvelous 801 didn't go back, and out of these who did, many suffered poor wounds and accidents, either bodily and mentally.

Many relocating tales are illustrated all through, akin to that of non-public William Starks Vidler of the Royal Marines gentle Infantry who turned the town's first casualty of the struggle whilst his send, HMS Amphion struck a mine and sunk. satirically, eighteen others who died within the catastrophe have been German sailors who were rescued through the Amphion while their send used to be sunk by means of the British Royal Navy.

The ebook appears at letters despatched from husbands and sons, who had noticeable motion within the warfare, and the way they have been obtained by way of households at the domestic entrance, who have been anxiously watching for new in their family. It records the triumphs and tragedies of Tunbridge Wells' humans as they sought to discover normality among a truth a ways faraway from something they'd ever identified before

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