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Author Mansergh, Ruth
Title Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War
Imprint Havertown : Pen & Sword Books, 2015
©2015
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Descript 1 online resource (189 pages)
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Series Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Your Towns & Cities in the Great War
Note Cover -- Dedication Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Author Biography -- Preface -- Chapter 1: The War Effort in Barrow -- Chapter 2: Migration: The Rise of Barrow -- Chapter 3: Barrow Folk and the War Effort -- Chapter 4: Barrow Needs its Workers -- Chapter 5: Coastal Targets -- Chapter 6: Railways and Railwaymen Remembered -- Chapter 7: Airships: Barrow's Involvement in the Aircraft Industry -- Chapter 8: Vessels Built in Barrow Before and During the First World War -- Chapter 9: Barrow's Munitions Output -- Chapter 10: Women's Wartime Work in Barrow -- Chapter 11: Not as Glorious as Some Would Have it -- Chapter 12: Victoria Cross Medal Holders -- Chapter 13: Stories of Local War Dead -- Chapter 14: Finding Lost Heroes -- Chapter 15: Their Names Live Forevermore -- Chapter 16: Women's War Memorials -- Chapter 17: Bittersweet Victory -- Appendix I. Diary Extract from The Fourth Battalion The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and The Great War -- Appendix II. Research Guidance -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Index
This book is about how Barrow's output of war materials was vital to the Great War effort, and it is about the Barrovians and men from the surrounding south Lakeland area - from all walks of life - who fought abroad, and the area's women war heroes. It includes background information on the history of the town, such as the Furness Railway, iron ore in the area and shipbuilding, and lists vessels built at Barrow pre- and during the war with information on what happened to them. These vessels include Mikasa and HMS Vanguard. At the outbreak of World War One, Vanguard fought in the battle of Jutland. The Mayfly (or the Won't Fly as Churchill called it), built by Vickers at Barrow along similar lines to the very early Zeppelins, was launched in 1911. She was the first British rigid airship to be built. Today, Astute submarines for the Royal Navy keep Barrow busy and local people turn up when new submarines are launched. This book also acts as a reference guide to local war dead and war heroes, lost heroes, the area's recipients of the Victoria Cross, memorials with details of those commemorated (including those whose names were unwelcome on memorials). Barrow's War Memorial in Barrow Park was unveiled in November, 1921 by Field Marshall Sir William "Wullie" Robertson and records close to 600 names of those who fought and died in the First World War
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mansergh, Ruth Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War Havertown : Pen & Sword Books,c2015 9781783831111
Subject Barrow-in-Furness (England) -- History -- 19th century.;Barrow-in-Furness (England) -- History -- 20th century.;World war, 1914-1918 -- England -- Barrow-in-Furness.;World war, 1914-1918 -- War work -- England -- Barrow-in-Furness
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