By Dr Ross J Wilson
The First international battle constitutes some extent within the historical past of recent York while its personality and identification have been challenged, recast and strengthened. as a result of its pre-eminent place as a monetary and buying and selling centre, its position within the clash was once realised a long way ahead of in other places within the usa. This publication makes use of urban, kingdom and federal files, newspaper stories, guides, leaflets and the well-established ethnic press within the urban on the flip of the century to discover how the town and its voters answered to their position within the First international struggle, from the outbreak in August 1914, throughout the authentic access of the USA in to the struggle in 1917, and after the cessation of hostilities within the memorials and monuments to the conflict.
The battle and its aftermath without end altered politics, economics and social identities in the urban, yet its import is essentially obscured within the heritage of the 20 th century. This publication for that reason fills a tremendous hole within the histories of recent York and the 1st global War.