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Portsmouth's World War One Heroes: Stories of the Fallen Men and Women (World War Heroes) [Paperback]

James Daly
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1 Nov 2013 World War Heroes (Book 2)
Over 6,000 men from Portsmouth are believed to have been killed during the First World War – the greatest loss of life that the city has ever known. Not only were thousands of Portsmouth soldiers killed on the Western Front, but Portsmouth-based ships were sunk throughout the war, causing massive loss of life. Thanks to a wealth of sources available and painstaking use of database software, it is possible to tell their stories in more detail than ever before. James Daly builds an extremely detailed picture of Portsmouth’s First World War dead, down to where they were born and where they lived. Not only will their powerfully poignant stories tell us about how the war was fought and won, and their sacrifices, but they will also provide a vividly clear picture of how Portsmouth and its people suffered during the war to end all wars.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752491490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752491493
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a young(ish!) historian from Portsmouth, England. I have had a lifelong interest in local and military history, motivated by my grandfather, an Arnhem veteran, and my great uncle who was onboard the SS Laconia when it was torpedoed in the South Atlantic.

I studied for my history bachelors degree at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in local and maritime history, and graduated in 2005. Since graduating my aim has been to bring combine elements of scholarly and popular history - well researched, but accessible and focusing on people.

For the past few years now I have been researching the people of Portsmouth who were killed in the Second World War, and my first book 'Portsmouth's World War Two Heroes' is the result. I am currently researching Portsmouth's citizens who fell in the First World War, with one eye on the centenary of the outbreak of the war coming up in 2014.

I have previously written articles for magazines such as Britain at War, and give regular talks to local history groups. I have worked in local libraries and museums since leaving school.

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5.0 out of 5 stars extremely satisfied 17 Jan 2014
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found contents very interesting, a lot of research and pleased to of purchased this book will definitely be looking out for future books by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly readable and meticulously researched 23 Jun 2014
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I bought this book because this was an area I was interested in and was delighted with the quality of the research. James Daly has drawn here on a wide range of primary resources to provide a detailed yet highly readable account of the Portsmouth men and women who lost their lives in WW1. I was particularly interested in the PALs battalions which had proved quite tricky to research, so felt immensely grateful to the author for having done a lot of the work for me. I imagine this book could appeal to many readers for different reasons, including those tracing family trees, or with an interest in Portsmouth, or more generally an interest in reading about big events from the perspective of ordinary people.
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