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Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War - Ruth Mansergh

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Title
Barrow-in-Furness in the Great War
Author
Ruth Mansergh
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pen & Sword Military
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150130

This book is about how Barrow's output of war materials was vital to the Great War effort, and it is about the Barrovians and men from the surrounding south Lakeland area - from all walks of life - who fought abroad, and the area's women war heroes. It includes background information on the history of the town, such as the Furness Railway, iron ore in the area and shipbuilding, and lists vessels built at Barrow pre- and during the war with information on what happened to them. These vessels include Mikasa and HMS Vanguard. At the outbreak of World War One, Vanguard fought in the battle of Jutland. The Mayfly (or the Wont Fly as Churchill called it), built by Vickers at Barrow along similar lines to the very early Zeppelins, was launched in 1911. She was the first British rigid airship to be built. Today, Astute submarines for the Royal Navy keep Barrow busy and local people turn up when new submarines are launched. This book also acts as a reference guide to local war dead and war heroes, lost heroes, the areas recipients of the Victoria Cross, memorials with details of those commemorated (including those whose names were unwelcome on memorials). Barrow's War Memorial in Barrow Park was unveiled in November, 1921 by Field Marshall Sir William

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
World War, 1914-1918 - England - Barrow-in-Furness.|World War, 1914-1918 - War work - England - Barrow-in-Furness.|Barrow-in-Furness (England) - History - 20th century.|Barrow-in-Furness (England) - History, Military - 20th century.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
187

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