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Boy Soldiers of the Great War By Richard Van Emden

Boy Soldiers of the Great War
by Richard Van Emden

The heartbreaking story of the boys, some as young as twelve, who fought and died in the trenches of the First World War, completely revised and updated in this new edition.
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The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored. Boy Soldiers of the Great War tells for the first time the incredible stories of the boys who went to fight for their country. Richard van Emden, having amassed a unique collection of personal testimonies and hitherto unpublished diaries and letters, brings to life their stories of heroism and sacrifice. This edition has been completely revised and updated.

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Sku
GOR004391818
Title
Boy Soldiers of the Great War
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year published
Number of pages
416
ISBN 10
1408824728
ISBN 13
9781408824726
Prizes
N/A
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