Barrow-In-Furness In the Great War

Author(s)                 Ruth Mansergh
Publisher Pen and Sword
Date 2015
Pages 192
Format epub
Size 15.7 Mb

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   This publication has been intended to describe the role Barrow's output of the war materials played in the total Great War effort, paying particular attention to the Barrovians and men who surrounded the South Lakeland area, people fighting abroad, and women war heroes. The publication also includes valuable background information on the town's history, ship construction and iron ore, and it also provides a list of the vessels that were build at Barrow both before and during the Great War supplemented with the reference information on what exactly happened to each of those vessels. The author, Ruth Mansergh, has revealed the whole importance of the Barrow's industrial output. He has also made an attempt to uncover some little-known stories and designed the content of this work in a manner allowing it to be accessible to every single reader. The publication may also serve as a reference guidance to the local soldiers of the First World War. Two appendices to the main text of the book provide some research guidance and contain the extract from the historical document. The readers of this book will also find inside the information on the lost heroes of that War, recipients of the Victoria Cross and other relevant historical information.

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