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Higgins, Jeremy

Great War Railwaymen

Great War Railwaymen

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The railways were intrinsic to fighting the First World War, whether at home or abroad. On the Western Front and beyond trains ferried men and supplies to and from the front on a staggering scale, ensuring that the war machine functioned without pause. Back in Britain, the railway network shipped millions of tonnes of war material from the factories to the ports, becoming the lifeblood of the war effort. Great War Railwaymen details this incredible achievement, exploring not only the vast infrastructure, but also those who operated it.
Despite the importance of the railways, many of those involved in the industry went off to fight in the mud and trenches, on the world’s oceans, or in the skies above war torn Europe. Between them, they were awarded 2500 Military medals, 44 Distinguished Conduct Medals, 27 Military Crosses and 6 Victoria Crosses. This is their story.
Meticulously researched and lovingly produced, Jeremy Higgins narrates the fascinating stories of over a thousand of these men, vividly capturing their wartime experiences and pressing home the vital importance of the railways, and those that ran them, to the Allied victory in the First World War.

Keywords: War, railway, trains, soldier, centenary, first, world, WW1, during the war

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
339 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781910500095
Printed ISBN
9781910500002

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