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The Resource Homes fit for heroes : the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939, Trevor Yorke

Homes fit for heroes : the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939, Trevor Yorke

Label
Homes fit for heroes : the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939
Title
Homes fit for heroes
Title remainder
the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Yorke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1918, at the end of the First World War, Britain believed she had been victorious. But victory had come at a colossal price and Prime Minister David Lloyd George knew he must also win the peace. Within a fortnight of signing the armistice his famous speech spoke of the future, "What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in." After the trauma of the war, those returning home required jobs and, with them, clean and modern homes for their families. The slums and tenements of the pre-war years were not going to enable a healthy workforce that was fit to tackle the challenges of the new post-war world. At all costs Britain had to avoid the riot and revolution that had swept Europe in the later stages of the war. This book describes the re-building of the country during the decades after 1918. Bold advances were made in social provision, especially in housing, with ambitious schemes by local authorities, no longer solely through private builders. These early developments were not always able to keep ahead of the economic realities of the time and many faltered. But through such pioneering improvements, housing was fixed firmly at the center of British politics. It remains so today" -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yorke, Trevor
Dewey number
941.083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D659.G7
LC item number
Y67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public housing
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Working class
Label
Homes fit for heroes : the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939, Trevor Yorke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995099100
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781846743498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)995099100
Label
Homes fit for heroes : the aftermath of the first world war 1918-1939, Trevor Yorke
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995099100
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781846743498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)995099100

Library Locations

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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