Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood During the First World War

Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood During the First World War

by Tanya Britton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752462004
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tanya Britton, a writer and local historian, was reference and local studies librarian with Hillingdon Libraries for many years. A researcher with a long-held interest in the history of the First World War, she realized during her time with the Library that very few local history volumes recorded what went on during the war. This volume aims to put that right.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

Setting the Scene o

War is Declared… 17

Housing 21

Schools 24

Leisure Pursuits 26

Health 28

Hospitals 31

Transport 37

Rationing and the Cultivation of Land Order 1916 41

Fund Raising and Comforts 49

Defence 53

Raids 65

Police 74

Boy Scouts and Girls Guides 77

Recruitment 79

Refugees and Evacuees 86

Prisoners of War 88

Alien Internees and Spy Fever! 90

People 92

Armistice! Monday, 11 November 1918 94

Roll of Honour 96

Select Bibliography 187

Index 189

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