This is the story of Worcestershire's First World War. Using letters, diaries and journals made at the time, the book draws together the vast array of experiences from Worcestershire locals to build up a comprehensive picture of how the county experienced the war. It explores among other things the role of Worcestershire's women in wartime, the local regiment fighting in the Middle East and Worcestershire's huge impact on the development of the medical profession during this period. The First World War was not just about the Tommy fighting in the trenches - some had a very different experience. Edgar Allan Bennett escorted convoys and was in a German submarine attack, and his story, along with those of a prisoner of war, an army chaplain, and a conscientious objector, are all told. The Home Front and everyday life is also considered, with the hardships of food production and the Women's Land Army. This remarkable collection of voices gives a unique insight into this county's First World War.