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St Albans
St Albans

St Albans

Life on the Home Front, 1914-1918

Edited by Sue Mann, Edited by Jonathan Mein, Edited by Anne Wares


320 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $45.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781909291744

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Oct 2016)
Hertfordshire Publications


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Much has been written about the men who left to fight in the First World War but what was life really like for those left behind on the Home Front? A bustling market town profoundly touched by the war, St Albans is the perfect place of which to ask this question, thanks in part to the survival of exceptionally rich archives of records from the period.
This book explores the immediate challenges the townspeople faced during the war as well as the longer-term effects on the city. When the war finally ended, could life ever return to 'normal' as some 3,000 soldiers returned home?

Author Biography

Sue Mann is an independent researcher and editor based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Jonathan Mein is an independent researcher currently working on a variety of local history projects based in Hertfordshire. Anne Wares has degrees in linguistics and comparative philology. A family historian for 30 years, she moved on to the writing of a history of her neighbourhood in St Albans. Since her retirement from the Hertfordshire Library Service in 2005 her interest has gradually expanded to the rest of the city.