This fully illustrated book provides a comprehensive review of military life as experienced by those men of Bishopstone and Hinton who from the 17th century until the early 20th century were prepared to serve their country by enlisting in the army or navy. Most did so voluntarily, but in some instances they served under compulsion.
The biographical accounts of individuals are set in the context of village life. Additional chapters are provided to showing what life was like in the villages before and after "The Great War" and how parishioners went about supporting the military.
The book is well illustrated throughout, with many images taken during the first 30 years of the twentieth century, giving the reader a glimpse of life as it was during those times.
Published by Bishopstone and Hinton Parva Local History Group, 2014
240 A4 pages, soft-cover
Price: £25 plus £3.50 postage and packing
Also available with an extended CD including additional material and rare contemporary photographs of life in the villages (only offered alongside book purchase for total price of £30), or in a CD format (without the additional material) for a price of £10.
Further information available from:
Paul Williams, 5 Wiseman Close, Swindon, SN3 5ET
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