Leigh Chambers examines how Cambridge took part in the preparations for war and why and how Cambridgeshire men signed up. We’ll hear from Bryan Harris whose family were members of the Cherry Hinton sect of Plymouth Brethren and conscientious objectors. We’ll also take a look at the role of women during these years and how their increased activity in the workplace supported their fight for suffrage.
Newsreader: Tony Barnfield
Producer: Neil Whiteside