||Pen and Sword
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This book by Ruth Mansergh will tell readers about the great importance of Barrow's output of war materials to the Great War effort; it also includes some information on the history of the town... Industrial towns He on the coastal lowland to the west and south-west of the high fells of the Lake District. Not all of them are ugly, nor were their builders entirely lacking in vision. Leaving the beaten track behind, we will discover, commemorate and reflect on the impact of Great War on the relatively isolated, planned town of Barrow-in-Fumess. The town was originally situated within the county of Lancashire and until 1780 it was a hamlet, consisting of just five farmhouses. Germany invaded Belgium, Britain's ally, on 4 August 1914, forcing Britain to declare war in support of vulnerable Belgium. War had come to Barrow and the town's docks, airship sheds and other sensitive areas were immediately placed out of bounds to casual visitors...