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Stamford and The Great War by W.F. Markwick

After the end of the war, W.F. Markwick compiled a detailed account of the events and the impact of the conflict on Stamford in his book Stamford and the Great War which was published by Dolby & Sons of High Street Stamford. The book is entitled “An authentic record of the war work of the Mayor and Mayoress and other inhabitants of the Ancient and Royal Borough of Stamford, with some account of the local conditions during the war period, 1914-1919” and is the most comprehensive account of the time.

Copies are available at £6 from www.reprintuk.com/books/stamford_and_the_great_war or a 15mb pdf scan of the original text is available here Stamford and the Great War
The subject matter included is a follows:

Contents Page
FOREWORD 3
BRITAIN AT WAR 5
QUEEN MARY’S GUILD AND HOSPITAL SUPPLY DEPOT 9
THE BELGIAN REFUGEES 19
RED CROSS MOTOR AMBULANCES 23
LORD KITCHENER’S RECRUITING LETTER 27
THE MILITARY TRIBUNAL 28
THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS 30
BLANKETS FOR THE TROOPS 32
AMERICAN TROOPS 32
ZEPPELINS 35
THE AERODROMES 38
NEW CHAIN OF OFFICE FOR MAYORESS 40
THE DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL 42
AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE 43
STAMFORD IN DARKNESS 47
THE DEFENCE ARRANGEMENTS 50
PRISONERS OF WAR FETE 53
PRISONERS OF WAR 56
“FEED THE GUNS” WEEK 60
ARMISTICE WEEK 62
WHAT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS DID 65
FOOD AND CLOTHING 67
FOOD PRODUCTION 72
MILITARY SPORTS 74
PEACE PROCLAMATION 75
PEACE CELEBRATIONS 77
HONOUR FOR MAYOR AND MAYORESS 80
PEACE DINNER 81
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 85
ROLL OF HONOUR 87