Letters from the Trenches, The First World War by those who were there

B2165

A valuable addition to the pool of knowledge, a fresh and moving insight into the terrors and boredom and the acts of humanity that made this an experience of comradeship and pain.

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NAME: Letters from the Trenches, The First World War by those who were there
DATE: 180315
FILE: R2165
AUTHOR: Jacqueline Wadsworth
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword,
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 184
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Mons, Ypres, 1914, BEF, WWI, The Great War, 1914-1918, The Old Contemptibles, The Contemptable Little Army, trench warfare, River Aisne, Ypres Salient, machine guns, cavalry, field guns, letters home
ISBN: 1-78159-284-5
IMAGE: B2165.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: In any centenary year, publishers churned out books in commemorate the date. The outbreak of WWI in 1914 has been no exception. With few exceptions, this event has produced a fine selection of books and even where one campaign of one battle has been covered by several authors, each has offered fresh insight and provided a valuable additional book. This book fits into this situation. The author has collected together previously unpublished letters and photographs to produce a moving insight into the world of war.

Letters from the fighting provide primary source material and they paint a picture that is more vivid and penetrating. The writers were in the main ordinary people from different walks of life who had never expected to be in battle. The shock of the reality of war affected each uniquely. This is social history, military discipline, shock and awe.

A valuable addition to the pool of knowledge, a fresh and moving insight into the terrors and boredom and the acts of humanity that made this an experience of comradeship and pain.

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