The Forest at War

When war broke out in July 1914, Foresters were in two minds about it.

Most welcomed the news with enthusiastic patriotism and many young

men rushed to sign up for the King's shilling. Others weren't sure this

war had anything to do with them, and the powers that be could just get

on with it if that's what they wanted. But it didn't take long for the impact

to be felt in all kinds of ways, including even a man's drinking hours,

and his wife going out to work. •This collection of essays by members of

the Forest of Dean Local History Society ranges from detailed studies of

munitions and Cable Works in the Forest through to the recounting of

family history of soldiers who fought and lived - and died. Collectively,

it provides the reader with an accessible and readable overview of life in

the Forest of Dean during the Great War


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