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Bradford in the Great War by Bradford World War 1 Group
Bradford in the Great War by Bradford World War 1 Group
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This book succeeds in presenting a comprehensive record of life in and beyond one of the most important northern cities of the early twentieth century. Known as the cloth manufacturing and marketing capital of the whole West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford was a hugely wealthy and influential European city. In addition, a large number of its merchants were of German origin which lends a unique difficulty to preparations for war.

The chapters on the manufacture of cloth, planes, motorcylces and munitions for the war effort are well researched and detailed. The stories of the various Bradford and West Yorkshire regiments will appeal to military and family historians in equal… Read more
At the Going Down of the Sun: The Men from Clayton&hellip by Dan Eaton
Every city, town and village in the British Isles will have a war memorial bearing the names of men from the two world wars. (There are also memorials to the Boer War if you can find them.) Every one of them could bear the kind of detailed research which Dan Eaton has undertaken on the 105 names from the various memorials in Clayton. This village, now part of the City of Bradford, appears to have contributed generously in terms of lives lost and all branches of the British forces are represented.

Some mens' lives will always be shrouded in mystery, but Dan has presented as much detail as can possibly be revealed and the photographs taken from contemporary newspapers add to the… Read more