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 Fife’s War

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Every family in Fife was affected by the war - not just those who sent menfolk into uniform but those who stayed behind and coped with rising prices, darkened streets and longer hours at work.

The Kirkcaldy War Albums and the Fife Almanacs told the stories of the men and women who went away but we can still catch glimpses of those who stayed at home.

Across the Kingdom individuals rose to prominence for their bravery, their fortitude or just because they could say "I was there". Fifers were awarded the highest military honours and others the recognition of their peers.

A few were rejected by their community and the reasons can be glimpsed in official records or echo still amongst some communities.


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