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- DescriptionThe Yorkshire spa town of Ilkley is a popular tourist destination famous for its moor and literature festival. It is less well kwn that Ilkley is a town with a rich military history. By 1914, army camps were a familiar sight along the River Wharfe. With the arrival of Belgian refugees, wounded soldiers and regiments from Leeds, many of the hotels and halls were adapted for new purposes. The war affected everybody through absence or loss of loved ones and changing political and social circumstances. While those at home reacted to the challenges of this momentous time, Wharfedale men served in all of the major battles on the Western Front. Among these men were the Ilkley Territorials, a Howitzer Battery who served together throughout the war and kept detailed diaries of their experiences. In this book, authors Caroline Brown and Mark Hunnebell document the impact the First World War had on Ilkey and its residents using old photographs, newspaper articles and heartfelt diary entries.
- Author BiographyCaroline Brown is a librarian and author of 'Ilkley at War' about World War Two. Mark Hunnebell is a local historian and author of 'That Place on Ilkley Moor'. He has hosted fringe events with the Ilkley literature festival about the book at his home White Wells.
- Author(s)Caroline Brown,Mark Hunnebell
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication11/12/2014
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note100
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine7 mm
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