Leicester in the Great War

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Leicester's principal industries in the early 20th century were footwear, hosiery and engineering, and the city's socialist tradition was reflected by its anti-war MP Ramsay MacDonald. Drawing on the testimony of ordinary people, this book highlights the city's particular experience of the First World War, contrasting opposition to the conflict with stories of bravery and selflessness, hardships on the home front and industrial unrest.

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Leicester in the Great War

Leicester in the Great War

Your Towns and Cities in the Great War

Paperback172pp Illustrated

9781783032891     Product Code: 225111

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Leicester's principal industries in the early 20th century were footwear, hosiery and engineering, and the city's socialist tradition was reflected by its anti-war MP Ramsay MacDonald. Drawing on the testimony of ordinary people, this book highlights the city's particular experience of the First World War, contrasting opposition to the conflict with stories of bravery and selflessness, hardships on the home front and industrial unrest.

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