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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.4 Fletcher Anthony (Text) 22960000764372 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0300195532
  • ISBN: 9780300195538
  • Physical Description: xv, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”--
Subject: Great Britain. -- Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western
Great Britain. -- Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British
Great Britain. -- Army. -- British Expeditionary Force.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Correspondence

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