Aldershot in the Great War

Aldershot in the Great War

The Home of the British Army

Murray Rowlands

 
Publication date:
February 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Overview
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The first book written about Britain's premier army base in the First World War.

The book contains and explores the following:

• The first published record of the troops in Aldershot on 4 August 1914.
• The first published list of officers and men from Aldershot killed in the war.
• Lists the dead from WWI in Aldershot Cemetery.
• Outlines the activities of crucial figures in the War such as Smith-Dorrien, Haig and French in Aldershot in the period before the War.
• Traces the growth development of aircraft manufacture at Farnborough under the guidance of Mervyn O'Gorman from a balloon factory to major aircraft manufacture.
• Highlights the changes in the social fabric of Aldershot during the war.
• Records the experience of Aldershot as a premier training base through the eyes of Anthony Eden, Wilfred Owen and men of all ranks.