Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary Heroes

The Story of Civilian Volunteers in the First World War

Hardback352pp Illustrated230x155mm

9781445676661     Product Code: 504051

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The scale of support given by volunteers and charities during the First World War to troops, prisoners of war, refugees and the wounded is often overlooked. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children (but mainly women) from all backgrounds devoted time and energy to fundraising and practical help, many risking their lives on the front line. This history of their efforts, which involved the making and packaging of ‘comforts’, nursing, driving ambulances and entertaining, acknowledges their compassion and generosity.

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