A Shire Guide
During the course of the Great War Wiltshire became home to troops from Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Britain. With soldiers forming a third of the population the effect on the businesses, farms and indeed the morals of the county was dramatic. Wiltshire and the Great War describes pre-war training, outlines the pioneering of military aviation in the county and describes the role of railways in moving tens of thousands of troops. Also described are advances in military technology, the camp-building scandals that led to an inquiry by a Royal Commission, press censorship and the blighting of the Stonehenge landscape. Wiltshire and the Great War provides a wealth of detail for those interested in local, military and social history.
BRITISH CAMPAGIAN MEDALS 1815-1914, by Peter Duckers
BRITISH CAMPAIGN MEDALS 1914-2005. A Shire Guide. This is an updated edition, covering the period 2000-2005.
A Shire Guide
British Orders and Decorations by Peter Duckers. This book introduces the insignia worn by members of British Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry.
Peter Doyle explores the life of the average British 'Tommy' of the Great War, in battle and at rest, in training, and on his return home. Illustrated with evocative images of the war, and items of the soldier's kit, it provides answers to the question: what was it like to be a soldier in the First World War?