About this book
A unique look at London during the turbulent years of WW1, seen through the eyes of the people who lived there. Jerry White reveals a city struggling, but also flourishing economically and socially, in factories and nightclubs alike. The narrative is interspersed with maps and illustrations.
11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories.