Malpas and the Great War (1914 -1918)
Published in 1993 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Armistice.
The book tells of the way in which Malpas reacted to the outbreak of war in August 1914.
The book also covers:
- the establishment of a voluntary Red Cross hospital for wounded troops;
- the welcome extended to two families of Belgian refugees;
- the many local schemes to support the 'war effort';
- local recruiting for the armed forces; wartime farming, including the arrival of the first 'Land Girls';
- social life both during and immediately after the war;
- the devastation caused at the end of the war by the Spanish influenza epidemic;
- the gradual return home of local servicemen;
- the return to 'normal' life after the war;
- the dedication of the Malpas war memorial in the churchyard, in 1920.
PUBLISHED 1993 by David Hayns – PRICE £3.50