Author Rachel Field will be signing copies of her new book “Ipswich In The Great War” at Ipswich’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) this Saturday (6th August) from 11.30am to 2pm.
The book covers more than just munitions and mittens for the troops. Here you will find a wealth of information on the lives of townsfolk at home and at work, care of the sick and wounded, civilian contributions to the war effort and how people spent their leisure time. How did children in Ipswich help the war effort? Who was imprisoned here for opposing the war? Where in the town was there thought to be a German military control centre?
Rachel was born in Cambridge and studied history at Warwick University. She has lived in Ipswich since 2006 and is also the author of the successful “Ipswich Book of Days”. Her website is www.fieldwork.me.uk.
“Ipswich in the Great War” is published by Pen & Sword and is available now at the TIC priced £12.99.