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Leatherhead in the Great War


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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Leatherhead was alive with celebration. The Boer War had ended in May 1902, King Edward VII's Coronation followed in August and the had town blossomed into one of prosperous development. Things quickly changed when the war broke out in 1914, leaving the town papered with recruiting posters and swarming with soldiers. The upheaval was especially felt by the local families as they initially waved off over 400 Leatherhead men into the forces. Those left behind attempted to live a ...

Leatherhead in the Great War 2016, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473843929