Ep277 – The Friendly Invasion of Lewes in 1914 – Jonathan Vernon

Jonathan Vernon, Digital Editor for the WFA, talks about his research into Lewes during the opening months of the Great War. He focuses on the how the town coped with the deployment of the 22nd Division to the area and how it was billeted in local homes, public buildings and farm buildings. The research for this podcast was part of Jonathan’s MA dissertation for his MA at the University of Wolverhampton. It is available here: https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/world-war-i-articles/an-enthusiastic-response-to-war-british-social-responses-to-the-outbreak-of-the-first-world-war/