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Railways at War in Britain - John Chester

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The story of how Britain’s railway companies coped, or didn’t, with the demands of total war; plus a few railway disasters from the period. Meeting at Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln the doors are open from 18.30. Free and ample car parking is available on-site. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available along with a bar for those who would…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


Britain's Railways in the First World War by Michael Foley

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pen & Sword Transport (2 July 2021) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages, Appendices, glossary, index, photographs ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526786796 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526786791 The classical place to start when researching the railways of the United Kingdom during the Great War is Edwin Pratt’s two volume work published in 1921. It covers, alm…