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1914-1918 Voices And Images Of The Great War By Lyn Macdonald

1914-1918 Voices And Images Of The Great War
by Lyn Macdonald

Uses personal accounts and illustrations to cover many aspects of World War I - from the departure of the Old Contemptibles to fight the Kaiser in 1914 to the bloody fields of Flanders. This book touches on subjects as diverse as propaganda, fear, morale, bravery, bawdiness and frivolity.
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This book uses personal accounts and illustrations, mainly from the author's own archives, to cover all aspects of World War I - from departure of the Old Contemptibles to fight the Kaiser in 1914, young men eagerly enlisting, high hopes of 1915 that fizzled out at Gallipoli, to the bloody fields of Flanders. It runs through the battles of the Somme and Passchendaele to the coming of the Americans, fighting in the closing months of the war, joyous celebrations of Armistice Day and burial of the unknown warrior in the aftermath. The authors have drawn on the experiences of the men who fought, touching on subjects as diverse as propaganda, fear, morale, bravery, bawdiness, filth and frivolity and the stark contrast between attitudes of civilians at home and the men at the front. Newspapers, magazines, letters, diaries, songs, poems, as well as a wealth of first-hand anecdotes and personal accounts by the soldiers themselves are included in this book. The author also wrote "They Called it Passchendaele" and "The Roses of No Man's Land".

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Sku
GOR001237619
Title
1914-1918 Voices And Images Of The Great War
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0140146741
ISBN 13
9780140146745
Prizes
N/A
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