Clacton-on-Sea and the Surrounding Coastline in the Great War

Clacton-on-Sea and the Surrounding Coastline in the Great War

by Ken Porter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473860254
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Series: Towns & Cities in the Great War Series
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

After meeting only a few years ago while researching a local PoW camp that they were individually writing about, Ken and Stephen have since collaborated on several books. Ken is a well-respected local historian who has spent many years writing about and giving talks on Laindon and Langdon Hills, whilst Stephen had his first book, Two Sons in a War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father’s Conflict, published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons serving in Afghanistan. Both Ken and Stephen had grandparents who served in and survived the Great War.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Introduction vii

1 Our Towns 1

2 If Only 22

3 Defence of the Realm - Spies, Spies and Spies 31

4 Home Front 49

5 Conscription 87

6 Welcome the 'Diggers' 92

7 The War at Sea 118

8 War in the Air 156

9 The Land War 167

10 Peace at Last 249

11 The War Memorials 258

Sources 297

Index 299

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