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By William Turner

ISBN-10: 1473811627

ISBN-13: 9781473811621

Accrington friends is being re-released as a result of renowned call for after being out of inventory for someday. the 1st publication to be released within the now hugely acclaimed associates sequence. The Accrington buddies have been the main recognized of the entire battalions, dependent upon examine in neighborhood and nationwide data, and interviews with the battalion's handful of survivors, their many kinfolk and descendants, it encompasses a nice variety of hitherto-unpublished eye-witnessed money owed and images. Accrington friends will attract all these drawn to the nice warfare, including an individual in and round the Accrington sector with an curiosity in relations background.

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Sergeant Buchanan, on the left, is with Sergeant Brady. Sergeant Buchanan’s son in complete uniform in miniature stands between. Note the poster ‘Remember Scarborough’ - this refers to the bombardment of the seaside town by German battle cruisers on December 16th, 1914. 86 men women and children were killed and over 400 injured. D. Harwood made no apologies for coming to Chorley to plead for the Pals Company. Continuously interrupted by cheers and laughter he told them, “Nearly half a century ago I robbed Chorley of the finest girl in the town.

8 See ‘Britain in the Century of Total War’. A. 50 (quote from Daily News, August 5th, 1914). T. 14. ’ T. Wilson, article in ‘History’, Vol. 64, No. 212, October, 1979. Chapter One Come back this afternoon In Accrington, in the first few days after Britain’s declaration of war, the excitement intensified. The grave anxieties of the last days of peace gave way to a patriotic enthusiasm for war as every day excited crowds gathered eager for any news, outside the Town Hall, the Post Office and the newspaper offices.

One week later the works closed. Almost 4,000 semi-skilled and unskilled men and boys were prevented from working, ‘locked out’ by the closure. July had begun badly for Accrington and district. Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, heir to the Austrian throne from 1889, with his wife Sophia and children. L. Men queue up outside the wages office at Howard and Bulloughs to draw their last wage. &T. On July 18th, one week before the annual holiday, the six hundred skilled engineers collected their first strike pay of £1 each and 1,100 labourers ten shillings each from their respective Trade Unions.

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