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LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 WILLIAM HERBERT SCOTT

LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR  1914-1918 WILLIAM HERBERT SCOTT
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LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR  1914-1918

A Book of Remembrance, By WILLIAM HERBERT SCOTT, With a Foreword By A. J. GRANT, Professor of History in the University of Leeds.

AND A ROLL OF HONOUR

Compiled By C. E. MULHOLLAND.
" Not once or twice in our fair island story, the path of duty was the way to glory."
LEEDS IN THE GREAT WAR, PREFACE, CONTENTS, LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, THE STORY, THE FIRST SHOCK OF WAR, FACING THE SITUATION FOR KING AND COUNTRY, THE RECRUITING CAMPAIGN, WAR IN EARNEST, TIGHTENING THE BELT, STRAIN AND STRESS, NEARING THE END, THE ARMISTICE AND AFTER THE RECORD, MILITARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF LEEDS TERRITORIAL UNITS, HOME DEFENCE, WHEN ZEPPELINS CAME, TRIUMPHS OF INDUSTRY, HOW THE UNIVERSITY HELPED CARE OF THE SICK AND WOUNDED, MUNICIPAL ACTIVITIES, SOME ECONOMIES AND RESTRICTIONS, BENEVOLENT AGENCIES, ENLISTMENTS & EXEMPTIONS, LEEDS ROLL OF HONOUR.


DURING the years of world conflict, from 1914 to 1918, the minds of men were often stirred by the thought that, in days to come, their children and grandchildren might require them to render an account of their deeds in the Great War. And it was some such thought that led to the writing of this book.

What did Leeds do in the Great War? Should not future generations be told what their elders and forebears endured and accomplished? Moreover, if they are to be encouraged to make an end of war in the future, ought they not to know something of the bitter trials we experienced ?

At least it was felt that the important part taken by Leeds justified a literary memorial. And certainly in this respect the metropolis of Yorkshire has no cause to be less mindful than other large centres of population.

Within the limits of the following pages an attempt has been made to provide a comprehensive record. So much material was available for this purpose that it would have been possible to fill not one but several volumes, merely with interesting extracts from the newspapers of the period. The aim, however, was to present the outstanding features of interest in convenient as well as readable form.

Accordingly there is, first, " The Story ".......