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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT LOCAL HISTORY
A MUST FOR ANYONE INTRESTED IN THE PAL UNITS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. ALTHOUGH MY GREAT GRAND FATHER IS ONE OF THE SALFORD PALS KILLED ON THE SOMME, THIS BOOK GIVES AN EXCELLENT INSIGHT INTO WHAT THE LIVING CONDITIONS AND THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF THE TIMES WERE LIKE. THE MEN WERE HARD MEN DUE TO THE HARD TIMES THEY LIVED IN, THEY WERE ALSO LOYAL TO THERE MATES. THIS BOOK...
Published on 1 Jan 2007 by BOOKWORM

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book spoilt
Some really interesting detail and personal accounts. Unfortunately the conversion into electronic format is not very good. Pictures are misaligned and often separated from their captions. Text either side of pictures does not always flow and appears out of order. All in all it makes reading this book a bit of a chore.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT LOCAL HISTORY, 1 Jan 2007
A MUST FOR ANYONE INTRESTED IN THE PAL UNITS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. ALTHOUGH MY GREAT GRAND FATHER IS ONE OF THE SALFORD PALS KILLED ON THE SOMME, THIS BOOK GIVES AN EXCELLENT INSIGHT INTO WHAT THE LIVING CONDITIONS AND THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF THE TIMES WERE LIKE. THE MEN WERE HARD MEN DUE TO THE HARD TIMES THEY LIVED IN, THEY WERE ALSO LOYAL TO THERE MATES. THIS BOOK COULD BE ABOUT ANY INDUSTRIAL AREA OF THE TIME, AND AS SUCH IS AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE FOR ANYONE INTRESED IN SOCIAL HISTORY. A BRILLIANT BOOK WELL WORTH BUYING
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book spoilt, 20 Sep 2013
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Some really interesting detail and personal accounts. Unfortunately the conversion into electronic format is not very good. Pictures are misaligned and often separated from their captions. Text either side of pictures does not always flow and appears out of order. All in all it makes reading this book a bit of a chore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Factual Read, 25 Oct 2013
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If you were brought up in the Salford area you may find this book more enlightening. On the whole a good read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really brought home the horror, 13 Dec 2013
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Really enjoyed this book, the statistics of the losses were so sad.
Was a book that had to be put down from time to time to contemplate the losses.
Enjoyed it as I know so many of the areas the soldiers came from. Will be reading about the Manchester pals next.
The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that I would have liked one or two more in depth personal profiles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must read, 17 Oct 2013
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Fantastic insight into the Salford pals . The highs and the very lows. Brave as hell knowing they were walking into a storm of death
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4.0 out of 5 stars The brutallity endured by friends, 21 Sep 2013
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Local history. gives a graphic account of conditions in the first world war and explains why so many men from one local area lost their lives. Friends regiments were not the best idea but then neither is war particularly when it is brutal as world war one. Fascinating to read and a lesson to ll of us.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some First world war history, 29 Aug 2013
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Some interesting accounts of action on the Somme but for me the book was too much about Salford and not enough about the war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating detail, 29 Mar 2014
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For anyone interested in WWI and in particular the PALS battalions this is a very good book. It sets the scene of Slaford in the early years of the last century highlighting the social and economic conditions which were an important part of the rise of the Pals. The book draws on personal and War diarys to bring real detail to the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well balanced account of the courage of the men of Salford and those they left behind in the Great War., 8 Mar 2014
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One of the most readable and well written unit histories I've seen. The Salford Pals experiences from inception to Wars end is fascinating and very revealing of the feelings and attitudes. We should not understate the courage and sacrifice of these men and the effect on Salford of the War and this book give a great and balanced insite into the World of 1914. All in all a great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good factual book, 2 Mar 2014
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Enjoyed reading about true life experiences of the Salford Pals from all perspectives. The stories from the various soldiers kept the book interesting
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