Nottingham in the Great War
Local author Carol Lovejoy-Edwards is giving a speech on the contribution to the war effort made by Nottingham people, particularly those that stayed at home.
The talk is at Chilwell Memorial Institute, 129 High Road Chilwell, NG9 4AT
On Wednesday 17th January 2018. Doors open at 7:15 and the meeting commences at 7:30pm.
“Carol is an excellent public speaker” NottsLit
The years 1914-1918 cost many lives in the trenches of France and Belgium. Those trenches and the battles that were fought from them are well documented. But back home in towns and cities up and down the United Kingdom death and desperation were also apparent. Those left behind to carry on suffered from harsh winters, lack of food and fuel and flu epidemics. This is the story of the struggles of ordinary people with their everyday lives. It includes the opportunities presented to the criminal fraternity and the contribution that women made to the war effort by filling men's jobs and providing a home for the men to return to. If they were lucky enough to come home from the war.