By : Graham Pitchfork
By : Phil Tomaselli
By : W Spencer
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
By : Everard Wyrall
By : Squadron Leader Beryl E Escott
By : Guy de la Bedoyere
By : Neil R Storey
A War Romance
The novel offers a rare insite into the poet’s own experiences of the First World War and his struggle to come to terms with his lost youth.
Discovered only recently, this unpublished novel tells the fictional tale of Will Harvey asnd his journey from rural Gloucestershire childhood to the front line trenches of the First World War.