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Railway Ancestors: A Guide to the Staff Records of the Railway Companies of England and Wales 1822-1947 (History) [Hardcover]

Lord Teviot , David T. Hawkings , Public Record Office
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29 Jun 1995
This is a penetrating analysis of the presentation of military conflict ontelevision and its relationship with the military and political heirarchies, including the Korean War, Suez, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Gulf conflicts, and Bosnia. Both authors have occupied positions close to the seats of military and political power: Field Marshal Sir John Stanier was previously in charge of public relations for the British Army, while Miles Hudson was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas Home and Press Secretary to Ted Heath.

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  • Hardcover: 509 pages
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; 1st edition (29 Jun 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750908831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750908832
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 18 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,910,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Railway Ancestors is intended primarily for people researching their family history, who find they have railway workers in their ancestry, but the book will also be of interest to researchers of railway history in general. The book covers all railway companies in the period 1822 to 1947. The first section of the book describes the sorts of records that are available and gives a number of fascinating examples. The rest of the book (about two thirds of it) is taken up with appendices. There is a list of all of the railway companies (988 of them) in alphabetical order, giving the dates between which they operated and whether any records still exist. Another appendix lists the companies, county by county, so using a combination of these two lists, you can determine which are the most likely companies to be relevant to your research. A further appendix lists all of the companies for which records exist, giving a description of all of the records and the reference number of each at the Public Record Office at Kew. All in all, this is a well researched book which could prove to be an invaluable tool for the family historian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Railway ancestors: a guide 15 Feb 2012
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It was well packaged and exactly what I was looking for. It looks like it was an ex library book but was in good condition. Well worth the money I paid for it and will be used in my research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heavy book .. 22 Jun 2014
By Elizabeth Newcombe - Published on Amazon.com
so check weight before postage. But it's a useful tool for my family history research. I'll be more careful next time though.
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