After a prolonged peace in Europe, the outbreak of war in August 1914 came as a great shock. By examining the accounts of people who were actually caught up in the conflict, this book helps us to understand just how harrowing life was for those at war in the early years of the 20th century. The book is a collection of over 100 witness accounts of World War I, featuring powerful and often moving quotes and stories describing what was happening. It is divided into seven chapters: War is Declared; Voices from the Front; Keeping the Home Fires Burning; The Machinery of Modern Warfare; Women Go to War; Over There; and Armistice and After. From soldiers in the battlefield to Winston Churchill and King George V, the accounts come from a wide variety of sources. The fascination of war, however gruelling, never fades, and these compelling anecdotes give an insight into exactly what life was like in the trenches and for those who were left behind to keep up morale. WORLD WAR I WITNESS ACCOUNTS Features over 100 quotes from wartime documents, newspaper reports, books, letters, tape recordings and soldiers diaries Janice Anderson CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesAn evocative collection of wartime accounts, quotes and stories from the First World War Chronologically ordered, from the day war was declared on 4 August 1914, through to voices from the front, women at war, the American perspective, and ending with Armistice on 11 November 1918 Includes well-known quotes such as The lamps are going out all over Europe: we shall not see them lit again in our lifetimes , and At eleven o clock this morning the war will be over , with descriptions of their historical context, who said them, when and why About the Editor: Janice Anderson was born and educated in New Zealand, but has lived in Britain for many years. She has been a newspaper journalist, charity press officer and editor for several illustrated publishing companies, as well as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in illustrated non-fiction books.
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