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Author Mansergh, Ruth, author

Title Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War / Ruth Mansergh
Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2015
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Series Your towns & cities in the Great War
Your towns and cities in the Great War.
Contents Cover; Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Author Biography; Preface; Chapter 1: The War Effort in Barrow; Chapter 2: Migration: The Rise of Barrow; Chapter 3: Barrow Folk and the War Effort ; Chapter 4: Barrow Needs its Workers; Chapter 5: Coastal Targets; Chapter 6: Railways and Railwaymen Remembered; Chapter 7: Airships: Barrow's Involvement in the Aircraft Industry; Chapter 8: Vessels Built in Barrow Before and During the First World War; Chapter 9: Barrow's Munitions Output; Chapter 10: Women's Wartime Work in Barrow; Chapter 11: Not as Glorious as Some Would Have it
Chapter 12: Victoria Cross Medal HoldersChapter 13: Stories of Local War Dead; Chapter 14: Finding Lost Heroes; Chapter 15: Their Names Live Forevermore; Chapter 16: Women's War Memorials; Chapter 17: Bittersweet Victory; Appendix I. Diary Extract from The Fourth Battalion The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and The Great War; Appendix II. Research Guidance; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book is about how Barrow's output of war materials was vital to the Great War effort, and it is about the Barrovians and men from the surrounding south Lakeland area - from all walks of life - who fought abroad, and the area's women war heroes. It includes background information on the history of the town, such as the Furness Railway, iron ore in the area and shipbuilding, and lists vessels built at Barrow pre- and during the war with information on what happened to them. These vessels include Mikasa and HMS Vanguard. At the outbreak of World War One, Vanguard fought in the battle of Jutl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- England -- Barrow-in-Furness.
World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Barrow-in-Furness.
Barrow-in-Furness (England) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 147385976X (electronic bk)
1473859778 (electronic bk)
9781473859760 (electronic bk)
9781473859777 (electronic bk)