THE SOLDIER'S WAR: The Great War Through Veterans' Eyes.**
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged but bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,dark green paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-394pp [paginated] includes an introduction,5 yearly/annual Pts (1914- 1918) comprising 18 chapters+an aftermath,32pp contemporary b/w photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece between pp122/3 and pp266/7 respectively,acknowledgements,sources+credits for text+photographs,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and contents+abbreviations lists/tables. For other related titles/subjects by the noted First World War historian Richard van EMDEN,see also book ID's rja27827 - 'BOY SOLDIERS WAR: of the GREAT WAR: THEIR OWN STORIES FOR THE FIRST TIME' and rja546415 - 'SAPPER MARTIN: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin.' and also my book ID rja770218 for another example of this same title/edn. The Great War ended ninety years ago (then 2008) and haunts us still,and yet so much of the detail of that tragic conflict remains unknown.Closely following the experiences of the British Tommies through devastating battles and trench warfare to the Armistice of November 1918, 'The Soldier's War' combines the memories, letters and photographs of hundreds of veterans to present an extraordinary eye-witness account of 'the war to end all wars'. Beginning each chapters with an exploration of the veteran's post-war attitudes - What were their feelings about the enemy? What did the troops at the front line really think about their generals? Did they remember their time at the front with any fondness? - Richard van Emden goes deep beneath the surface to explore emotive and controversial aspects of the war that bring us closer to understanding the full range of the soldier's experiences. One of the most remarkable features of this book is the quality and variety of the many photographs taken by the soldiers themselves,using lightweight VPK cameras (Vest Pocket Kodaks).Images taken with these cameras (illegal after 1915) show the reality of life in the trenches and together with van Emden's narrative and the soldiers' words reveal the true stories of a lost generation. Please contact email@example.com ,because of the weight of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!
Includes bibliographical references (p. -383) and index.
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- THE SOLDIER'S WAR: The Great War Through Veterans' Eyes.**
- van EMDEN**, RICHARD:
- illus with contemporary b/w photographs.
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- Used - FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
- ISBN 10
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- LONDON.BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC,2008.
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