Monday, November 03, 2014

WHEN THE ESSEX REGIMENT WENT TO WAR.- ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS They Did Their Duty’


Andrew Summers & John Debenham publicising earlier books 
Here we have a new book from Essex Hundred Publications which examines the First World War from an Essex perspective.   The book has three themes.

1. The establishment of Essex Farm in Belgium,

2. An overview of the Essex Regiment during the war,

3. Something quite unique for a First World War title, the home front AS SEEN AND REPORTED THROUGH THE EYES OF THE LONDON and ESSEX BASED LOCAL PRESS.

Today all our news reporting, past and present, is seen through
the prism of 21st century communications'  technology. In ‘They Did Their Duty’  we reflect on what the local press actually printed in its own words. It is quite surprising in many cases with what the local press filled its pages. It has to be remembered during that Great War, there was no radio, television and of course internet or social media. Telephones were a rarity and photography and film in their infancy.  Thus, apart from word of mouth, the only source of news was print media. The book is illustrated with maps and photographs and period newspaper advertisements.

Available from the usual book stockists, online or direct from the publisher. ISBN 9780955229596 RRP £9.99 
www.essex100.com or ask@essex100.com

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