War Letters of Fallen Englishmen (2020)

War Letters of Fallen Englishmen Laurence Housman War Letters of Fallen Englishmen More than eight million young men perished during the First World War a staggering figure The natural reaction to such a great loss of humanity was to forget the individuals and recast the conflict in
  • Title: War Letters of Fallen Englishmen
  • Author: Laurence Housman
  • ISBN: 9780812218152
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
War Letters of Fallen Englishmen Laurence Housman More than eight million young men perished during the First World War a staggering figure The natural reaction to such a great loss of humanity was to forget the individuals and recast the conflict into one of faceless armies and battles commemorated in stone and metal monuments War Letters of Fallen Englishmen was published following the war in order to remind the liviMore than eight million young men perished during the First World War a staggering figure The natural reaction to such a great loss of humanity was to forget the individuals and recast the conflict into one of faceless armies and battles commemorated in stone and metal monuments War Letters of Fallen Englishmen was published following the war in order to remind the living of those who were lost in the name of the British crown brothers, husbands, fathers, sons.This collection provides, in the very words of those who participated and died in combat, the closest approximation possible to the experience of war Carefully selected from thousands of letters, those in this collection are poignant, powerful, and graphic and were chosen for their depth of perception, the intensity of their descriptions, and their messages to future generations This edition contains a new foreword by the distinguished World War I historian Jay Winter.
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  1. Jacob

    An excellent collection of war letters that allow the dead to come alive in ways that a traditional history text does not always have the space Over 318 pages, Housman has arranged transcriptions of letters alphabetically by the authors last name Each letter, or series of letters, begins with a brief biographical detail about place of education, occupation, and time of death For some of the entries a time of enlistment is also provided The letters are predominately from white British Dominion fo [...]

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