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At the Going Down of the Sun: The Men from Clayton Who Died in the Two World Wars Paperback – 20 Jun 2007

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  • Paperback: 107 pages
  • Publisher: Roundtuit Publishing; First Edition edition (20 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190449918X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904499183
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,192,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the collected stories of Clayton men who died in the two World Wars. This book details the experiences and comradeship they shared in the time leading up to their deaths, as well as how their loss affected the community. By piecing together family histories and military documents, and by using many original images of the casualties themselves, Eaton chronicles their lives and the impact of their death on a small community on the outskirts of the City of Bradford. This book provides information about the Bradford and Leeds Pals and WWI.

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Every city, town and village in the British Isles will have a war memorial bearing the names of men from the two world wars. (There are also memorials to the Boer War if you can find them.) Every one of them could bear the kind of detailed research which Dan Eaton has undertaken on the 105 names from the various memorials in Clayton. This village, now part of the City of Bradford, appears to have contributed generously in terms of lives lost and all branches of the British forces are represented.

Some mens' lives will always be shrouded in mystery, but Dan has presented as much detail as can possibly be revealed and the photographs taken from contemporary newspapers add to the 'atmosphere' of this valuable little book. If only every war memorial generated a similar book: future generations would indeed have a valuable resource.

As the last of the Great War veterans come to the end of their lives, we need to preserve their names and life stories as our debt of gratitude.

Dan is donating half the profits from this to the Royal British Legion. That alone is good enough reason to buy, but any serious student of the Great War will be pleased to add this book to their collection.
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