The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918: Current Archaeology Award 2017 Nominee

We are delighted to announce that The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918, edited by Wayne D. Cocroft, John Schofield and Catrina Appleby, published by Council for British Archaeology, has been nominated in the ‘Book of the Year’ category in the 2017 Current Archaeology Awards!

Take a look below to read about the book, see what people think of it, and find details on how to cast your vote.

The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918
Edited by Wayne D. Cocroft, John Schofield and Catrina Appleby

Council for British Archaeology | 2015 | Language: English | Series: CBA Practical Handbook

9781909990012This latest CBA Practical Handbook forms part of the CBA-led project to record the physical legacy of the First World War on the Home Front in the UK. The book provides invaluable background information for anyone interested in identifying and recording the remains of the Home Front, from practice trenches to works by conscientious objectors to Homes fit for Heroes. Extensively illustrated, with both archive and modern images, the book also includes guidance on researching the Home Front.
Mention of the First World War usually conjures up images of the trenches, the battles of the Western Front and the many cemeteries and memorials in Northern France and Belguim. Few will first consider the impact of the war here in Britain, yet the impact of the war on the Home Front was significant, affecting all aspects of life and introducing many changes, in industry, farming, housing and society.
Little evidence of the First World War was thought to survive in the United Kingdom, but recent surveys have shown that much remains. With contributions from more than 25 authors, this book provides invaluable background information for anyone interested in identifying and recording these remains of the Home Front.
More details on the Home Front Legacy project can be found at www.homefrontlegacy.org.uk.

 

“Read this book and become enthused to research your area. How will you answer your friends and family when they ask “what did you do in the war commemoration?” It’s a great read…” – Mike Pitts, British Archaeology


Voting opens today on the Current Archaeology website, and is open to the public. Click here to cast your vote! Results will be announced at Current Archaeology Live! 2017 conference. For tickets, see the Current Archaeology website.

Want to order your own copy of The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918? Buy on our website or call our sales team on +44 (0) 1226 734350. Use discount code CA17 at the checkout on the website, or quote over the phone, to receive 20% off.

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