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Now out! 96-page Bugle tribute book to Black Country Great War heroes

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

Our First World War book

Our First World War book

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THE Bugle's new special publication to mark the centenary of the First World War has now been published.

Entitled We Will Remember Them the 96-page full colour book is our tribute to the Black Country heroes on the front line and the Home Front in 1914-18.

Packed with more than 120 stories plus pictures, ballads and letters selected from our files over the last 42 years it charts every aspect of how our area coped in those grim times.

Writers include our columnists Gail Middleton, gardener Howard Drury and Gordon Hensman and retired columnist Dianne Pye. Interspersed with the tragedies are tales of heroics, sacrifice and sometimes the lighter moments of the Great War.

Stories include:

Our man on the front line turns reporter

Munitions girls in the factory

Three brothers all killed on the same day

20-year-old died on first day of battle

Three sisters' lucky escape in factory blast

The Great War veteran and Wolves captain

Private Webb's lucky black cat

Grandad's secret revealed after 97 years

Great War plane found in garage

Soldier Frank wed his French sweetheart

German's letters to mourning mother

War poet from West Bromwich

Letters found in treasured family Bible

We Will Remember Them is priced at £4.95 and is available at all High Street bookshops.

It is also on sale at The Black Country Bugle offices at 41 High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HL. Or you can order a copy, with free postage within the UK, by ringing our offices on 01384 567678. You can pay either by credit or debit card or by cheque. Please note cheques must be made payable to Local World.

Coupon - See page 10

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