The Second Battle of Ypres and a northern English town

Digital humanities and the First World War

Authored by: Ian Gregory , Corinna Peniston-Bird

The Routledge Companion to Spatial History

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138860148
eBook ISBN: 9781315099781
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315099781-33

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Abstract

The First World War holds a unique position in British history and memory. The war killed over 700,000 people out of a total British population of 33.5 million; overwhelmingly the casualties were men between their late teens and late thirties. In demographic terms alone, the War was an unrivalled catastrophe. 1

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