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Colchester in the Great War


Few towns equalled Colchester in their role in the Great War. In this expert account, Colchester historian Andrew Phillips records four of the most dramatic years in the town's history. As Headquarters of Eastern Region, Colchester's garrison supplied many of the men who prevented the early defeat of France. The town then became a training area for at least 100,000 recruits. While training, guns on the Western Front could often be heard. At times Colchester's civilian population of 40,000 was equalled by 40,000 troops, who ...

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Colchester in the Great War
2017, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473860612


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