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Dumfriesshire in the Great War

by Timothy McCracken | 28 February 2015
Category: British History
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In Dumfriesshire, the most striking change during the Great War was to occur around Gretna. Here the largest cordite factory in the UK was established, work commencing on the factory in 1915, with completion in 1916. - - Throughout the region the impact of the First World War was felt greatly by the local communities, which were decimated by the losses suffered during the conflict. The huge influx of workers to H.M. Factory Gretna disrupted areas of daily life and caused an increase in crime. The population of Dumfriesshire supported those who directly suffered as a result of the war, in a number of ways, including the production of wound dressings, the provision of auxiliary hospitals and fundraising efforts to provide support to refugees. - - There was no common experience of the conflict and the aspects explored help to illustrate experiences, shaped by the First World War, of the Dumfriesshire population. -
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In Dumfriesshire, the most striking change during the Great War was to occur around Gretna. Here the largest cordite factory in the UK was established, work commencing on the factory in 1915, with completion in 1916. - - Throughout the region the impact of the First World War was felt greatly by the local communities, which were decimated by the losses suffered during the conflict. The huge influx of workers to H.M. Factory Gretna disrupted areas of daily life and caused an increase in crime. The population of Dumfriesshire supported those who directly suffered as a result of the war, in a number of ways, including the production of wound dressings, the provision of auxiliary hospitals and fundraising efforts to provide support to refugees. - - There was no common experience of the conflict and the aspects explored help to illustrate experiences, shaped by the First World War, of the Dumfriesshire population. -
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ISBN - 9781473823075
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Published - 28/02/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, British History
No. of Pages - 176
Weight - 292
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Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
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