The Biscuit Boys

Section 5000


The Home Front

For almost the first time since the Civil War the ordinary people of the country were active participants in the war. People's lives were disrupted in many ways; from menfolk being away; from women taking men's jobs; from having soldiers billeted on them; from factories churning out weapons; from air raids and bombing; from shortages and from the relentless pressure on every 'to do your bit'

In this section we cover the war as it was perceived, mainly in Berkshire.

The Home Front in General

X5382-The Press
X5395-Civilian Life
X5394-
Troops on Leave
X5385-Billeting
X5396-The Armistice

Recruitment and training

The Kitchener appeals
Training in England
The Volunteers
Conscription
Conscientious objection
X5381-Tribunals

Miltary camps and establishments

Brock Barracks
Other barracks
X5393-Other Regiments in Berkshire
x5386-Remount Depots
Camps
Airfields

Aliens and Refugees

Alien interment
X5387-Refugees
x5352-German POWs

Civil Defence

x5388-The Defence of the Realm Act
x5392-Rationing and Shortages
Works Companies
Garrison units

Industry & Commerce

x5383-Increasing production
x5391-Berkshire Companies
Transport
Engineering
Supplies
Agriculture
x5384-The role of women

Support for the Troops

Entertainment
x5389-The Tobacco fund
x5353-Support for POWs

Medical



x3161-Caring for the wounded in Berkshire

Outings for the wounded








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