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'Joseph 1917' a presentation by David Hewitt.


This book tells a true but unusual story. It’s about a man who got caught up in the First World War, but it isn’t just a soldier’s tale. It’s also about the man’s family and home and about what happened to him when he left them behind. And it’s about the things the war made even great men do. Joseph didn’t want to go to war and he fought only bec…

Joseph 1917


Reviewed by Peter Powderham. Joseph 1917 examines a neglected aspect of the First World War: British wartime tribunal procedures and special sessions conducted to assess claims made by attested and conscripted men for an extension of time, or deferment, before being called to serve.  The author has chosen Joseph Blackburn of Thornton, Cleveleys,…