Yateley In the Great War is a non-fiction history of a Hampshire village which is just a few miles from where I live. The author chose to focus his research and subsequent findings around the years of The Great War (First World War). The contents of the book involve the local community and its families.
Yateley was a village with a large transient population due to its proximity to the military towns of Sandhurst, Aldershot and Farnborough. Many families lived in the village for short periods when they came with husbands and fathers who had armed forces positions in the area.
The book had a local interest for me; I enjoyed recognising family names, as a few of their descendants remain in the area today. However, a visitor to Yateley now is more likely to see family and parkland…
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