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In Memoriam [Hardcover]

Robin Cross
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Book Description

2 Oct 2008

Ninety years after the cessation of gunfire on the Western Front, the Imperial War Museum pays tribute to the memory of those who fought its battles with a major new exhibition. The exhibition focuses on remembrance, honouring the lives of the men and women who suffered the war's atrocities and this lavishly illustrated book is an arresting complement to it. Using letters, diary entries and eye-witness accounts, respected historian Robin Cross presents a compelling narrative of the war through the personal stories of its heroes.

Including archive material published here for the first time, iconic photographs and artefacts that so strikingly evoke the Great War, this powerful and extraordinary book vividly brings its horrors and heroics to life with startling immediacy and poignancy. As the last of the veteran generation gradually fade from view, this remarkable book pays homage to their memory and provides new insights into a war which still resonates and fascinates today.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press; First Edition / First Impression edition (2 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091925304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091925307
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 18.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 810,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Major tie-in to the Imperial War Museum's landmark exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armistice

About the Author

Robin Cross is the author of over 30 books, including VE-Day and We'll Meet Again (with Vera Lynn), both bestsellers. He has written and directed nearly 200 television documentaries, many of them on military subjects, and was a member of the team reporting the first Gulf War for the Daily Telegraph. His latest book is a history of women and war, Hell Hath No Fury.

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5.0 out of 5 stars In Memoriam 2 Jan 2013
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As with most of the Imperial War Museum publications "In Memoriam" is an excellent issue. As we approach the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War there is an increasing need for accounts about the men who fought and often paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives; the personal history rather than the overview. "In Memoriam" provides this and while it is an older publication, the details in it are relevant and often most moving. Excellent illustrations throughout.
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