Alston Moor and The Great War
This is the story of the effect that the Great War had on one small community in the North Pennines, its servicemen, its nurses, and the men, women and children at home.
In 1914 the Vieille Montagne Zinc Company of Belgium was the main employer in the area, extracting zinc and lead that was shipped from Tyneside to Belgium for processing. The company employed a large workforce that included many foreigners, mainly Italians, Germans and Belgians, who worked and lived with their families in Nenthead. This created a society that was unique in Britain and led to some awkward situations in the early days of the Great War.
Paperback; 210 x 150mm
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