• $14.99

Publisher Description

Although the impact of the Great War on Brighton was profound, the seaside town was spared any direct attack by the enemy. The fear of spies and sabotage, however, was widespread at first and aliens were an issue which had to be swiftly resolved under new legislation. Allies, of course, were warmly welcomed, and accommodation was soon provided for those fleeing the catastrophic events in Belgium. Between 1914 and 1918, Brighton made major contributions to the war effort in many ways: by responding readily to the call to arms, by caring for great numbers of wounded (the story of the exotic Royal Pavilion being used as a hospital for Indian casualties is widely known locally) and by simply being itself – an open and welcoming resort that offered sanctuary, respite and entertainment to besieged Londoners and to other visitors, from every stratum of society.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2016
January 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pen and Sword
SELLER
Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
SIZE
20
MB

More Books by Douglas d'Enno