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Huddersfield In World War 1 Book

An Ideal Present

Chapter Titles:
1. War is Declared Build up to war; escape from the continent
2. Raising an Army Recruitment in 1914
3. To War War on land and at sea 1914
4. Kindling the Home Fires The home front 1914
5. 1915: A Bloody Stalemate The western front and war at sea
6. Gallipoli The Gallipoli story told first-hand by Huddersfield men
7. The Textile Industry Adapts Impact on Huddersfield as a centre of khaki production
8. Munitions Factories Impact on Huddersfield as chemical factories manufacture explosives and ironworks manufacture weapons and shells
9. Zeppelins and the Blackout Impact on Huddersfield of the blackout
10. War Hospitals Royds Hall and other local war hospitals
11. Recruitment and Conscription Propaganda to recruit volunteers; conscription; conscientious objectors; military tribunals
12. 1916: The Somme War on land 1916
13. 1916: Jutland War at sea 1916
14. Sport, Leisure and the War Impact of war on local theatres, picture houses, music hall and concerts, and amateur and professional sports clubs
15. Women and Children Impact of the war on children; women in the workplace
16. Appeals and Alleviating Distress Local and national fund-raising; work of local committees;
Prisoners of war
17. Messines and Passchendaele Land, sea and air warfare 1917; Douglas Clark war diary
18. Cambrai Huddersfield
19. Food and other shortages Digging for victory, rationing, impact of the blockade
20. All in it Together The home front 1918; mirroring chapter 3, drawing together threads of local life; Spanish Flu
21. From the Jaws of Defeat War on land and at sea 1918
22. Return to Civilian Life Huddersfield in 1919; legacies of the war

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