NORTHUMBERLAND AND TYNESIDE’S WAR: VOICES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, by Neil R. Storey and Fiona Kay. Published by Amberley Publishing ( £14.99. Softback.

MANY previously unpublished accounts of life on the front line and on the home front are reproduced here, through the stories of soldiers written in their own words, in letters home and in accounts written in the years after which have remained in family archives ever since.
The book also draws on numerous accounts published in local newspapers between 1914 and 1919 and is illustrated with a selection of original photographs and postcards from the authors’ extensive archive, many of which have not been published since the Great War.