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Alnwick in the Great War
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This book tells four inter-
The Outbreak of War describes the events that took place in the first few weeks after the declaration of war, on 4th August 1914.
The Spectre of Invasion draws on some recently discovered, and rare, papers that describe the precautions that were put in place to deal with the feared enemy invasion.
The Army in Alnwick tells the story of the Army camp that was built on the Pastures near Alnwick Castle. This became home to a number of Northumberland Fusilier battalions, including the 16th Newcastle Commercials and the Tyneside Scottish and Irish.
Attacks from the Air is about the Zeppelin raids in the area and the Royal Flying Corps that arrived in order to provide air defence.
Some of these tales have never proper been told before, and the invasion precautions especially provide a new insight into this period our our nation’s history.
The book has 40 pages, including 17 images (4 in colour) and one map and is priced at £4.50. Post and packing is free in the UK.