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Eastbourne's Great War 1914-1918

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Book Review by Geoff Bridger. Following the success of his previous book, Lewes at War 1939-1945, Bob Elliston - a well-respected local author and historian - has produced a history of Eastbourne's part in the Great War. It is not a memorial book commemorating the town's war dead for, with over one thousand fatalities, that would have been a mammo…


Keeping the Old Flag Flying: The World War I Memoir of Kenneth Basil Foyster - Canadian, Prisoner and Internee.

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By Mike Richardson  Book Printing UK (2019), £12.99 (Amazon), 328pp, pb, 28 in page ills, 3 maps, sources, ISBN: 978–191–269–439–6 There is very good material in this well– presented account of Kenneth Foyster’s war. I was particularly interested in his account of his time on Salisbury Plain in 1914–15. Certainly, I cannot recall many individual …


Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War by Richard Smith

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Subtitle: Race, Masculinity and the Development of National Consciousness Publisher: Manchester University Press (2004)  ISBN: 9780719069857 Richard Smith Like African-Americans from the US, Jamaicans had a fight on their hands when they returned to Jamaica after the Great War of 1914-1918. Their political and economic struggles, already appar…


Not such a pretty postcard from the seaside camp at Seaford during the First World War

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Set up in a hurry in the opening months of the First World War Seaford Camp in Sussex on England's south coast wasn’t ready for its first 10,000 trainees in September 1914 so the men, new recruits into Kitchener's Army from southern Wales and east Lancashire found themselves billeted on the town of Lewes, Sussex They were divided three ways betwe…