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War is honourable
In those who do their native rights maintain;
In those whose swords an iron harrier are
Between the lawless spoiler and the weak;
But is, in those who draw th' offensive blade
For added power or gain, sordid and despicable
As meanest office of the worldly churl.
—Joanna Baillie..


THE SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH & STAR LIMITED
KEMSLEY HOUSE, SHEFFIELD 1
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Preface In
the Cause
of
Freedom

PUBLICATION of this book has been inspired by the wish of Viscount Kemsley, Chairman of The Sheffield Telegraph & Star Limited, that the great part played by the people and industries of Sheffield during the 1939 - 45 War should be placed on record.

Although shortage of paper has delayed its appearance and compelled modification of the original plan, it is hoped that the book will be welcomed at home and abroad as a permanent record of the city's contribution to the national war effort.

The book is a story of fine achievements in many fields of service; it tells, too, of the sacrifices of a people in the common cause, of their ordeal by fire and bomb, of their unflagging labour through the weary years of war, to give the fighting men the tools with which they finished the job.


THE STAR EDITOR.
December, 1948.


Foreword
By
The Rt. Hon. LORD RIVERDALE
G.B.E., LL.D., J.P.
Lord Riverdale

This book is an authentic and lucid statement of what Sheffield and Sheffielder's did in the war.

The whole city may well be proud of the magnificent effort which was made by the old and young men and  women, and let us not forget that the women played a very big part in the war; they had the unspectacular home life to carry on; and they did so with immense credit to themselves.

This book will not only bring home the facts to those who live in Sheffield and District, but it should go far throughout the world, so that all will realize that when war came the people of Sheffield, probably the largest steel and tool producer to-day, were prepared to sink everything, and to suffer privation of many kinds to win.

I sincerely hope that steps will be taken to give wide publicity to this wonderful war record. "The Star" is to be congratulated on this magnificent production.

Riverdale Signature

THE SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH & STAR LIMITED
KEMSLEY HOUSE, SHEFFIELD 1

Price Six Shillings