Home Fires Burning
The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee, 1914-1919
By (author) Gavin Roynon
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Home Fires Burning by Gavin Roynon
Book DescriptionWritten for her baby son, Georgina Lee's eleven volumes of diaries offer a comprehensive, day-by-day account of the First World War from the perspective of the British Home Front. No other set of published family diaries chronicles the entire war from start to finish and so many of the social changes it triggered. From the panic that struck London in August 1914 to the euphoria that greeted the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, Mrs Lee faithfully recorded the war's impact on every aspect of civilian life, from the rush to hoard food and stock-market mayhem to conscription and air raids. Closely involved with the domestic war effort throughout the hostilities, Mrs Lee documents the grave shortages that take hold as Britain is blockaded, and the Zeppelin air raids that assailed London and other cities in the latter part of the war. As the war progresses, the diarist's mood changes from initial optimism to reluctant acceptance that the war would be long and drawn out. Her diaries offer a fascinating glimpse of how British society coped with the pressures and crises of the First World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943864
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gavin Roynon
Prayer for Gallipoli, Paperback (June 2012)
The moving and gripping First World War diary of Chaplain Kenneth Best, who accompanied the East Lancastrians at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
Ypres Diary 1914-1915, Paperback (January 2010)
Charts the author's experiences on the front-line at Ypres from late October 1914 to the centenary of Waterloo in June 1915. This title describes a battlefield a world away from what he and any of his comrades had experienced before. It explains the bewildering pace of technological change as weapons such as gas and hand grenades entered the fray.
Home Fires Burning, Paperback (May 2009)
A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front
Massacre of the Innocents, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Gavin Roynon
Approaching World War I as an adventure with the high spirits of many of his age and background, Sir Morgan Crofton soon discovered the combination of terror and tedium afforded by static warfare in the machine-gun age.
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Author Biography - Gavin Roynon
GAVIN ROYNON served as a National Service officer with 13th/18th Royal Hussars, then read Modern Languages at Worcester College, Oxford. He went on to teach French, German and History at Eton College before retiring from teaching in 1999. Gavin's first book, Massacre of the Innocents, was published by Sutton in 2004.
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