Paperback The Channel Islands in the Great War / Stephen Wynn.
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783463305 (pbk.) :
Introduction -- 1. 1914 : Starting out -- 2. 1915 : The deepening conflict -- 3. 1916 : The realisation -- 4. 1917 : Seeing it through -- 5. 1918 : The final push -- 6. Red Cross nurses from the Channel Islands -- 7. War memorials -- 8. Those who died after the armistice -- Conclusion -- Sources -- Index.
Extent: viii, 184 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Before the outbreak of the First World War, the Channel Islands were viewed as they are today; scenic, sunny, and relaxing holiday destinations, where it was possible to briefly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As soon as the fighting began, the immediate worry was the threat of a German invasion to the Islands, which are much closer to the coast line of France than they are to the southern coast line of Great Britain. Both men and women alike played their part. Men by either joining one of the islands Militia or enlisting in one of the numerous regiments of the British Army, including the 'Jersey Pals', and the men who served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Rifles, and the Royal Irish Regiment. The book looks at the pride in the commitment and achievements of the Channel Islands' very own Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, formed in December 1916.