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By Matthew Bell,Chris Hobbs

the good battle had a devastating impact on Sheffield. countless numbers of the city’s younger males have been slaughtered at the first day of the disastrous Somme offensive. a stunning German Zeppelin raid dropped dying from the skies above Sheffield in September 1916.
Church Rolls of Honour and warfare Memorials nonetheless endure their names yet their tales are principally forgotten, until eventually now.

ʻLong Shadows over Sheffieldʼ reveals one of the most jaw-dropping stories of the boys who willingly gave up their civilian jobs to make the final word sacrifice for King and Country.
From the 67-year-old Sheffield resident who turned one of many oldest males to die within the battle, to the 15-year-old from Nether aspect whose fascination with the ocean resulted in his dying in battle.
The ache didn’t finish with the cessation of hostilities. Survivors – together with 3 of the city’s holders of the Victoria go – relived the unspeakable carnage for the remainder of their lives, while the grief of other halves and oldsters is laid naked in formerly unpublished correspondence.

Graphic newspaper reviews are combined with infrequent images and a Sheffield soldier’s own conflict diary to supply a memorable tapestry of complication, heartbreak and horror that used to be the results of the
Great warfare which all started a century ago.

ʻLong Shadows Over Sheffield’ has been painstakingly written and researched via Chris Hobbs and Matthew Bell, the seriously acclaimed authors of ʻSheffieldʼs stunning Pastʼ.

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