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4.0 out of 5 stars Diary of life in a village in the First World War, 28 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Echoes of the Great War: The Diary of the Reverend Andrew Clark, 1914-19 (Oxford paperbacks - Oxford letters & memoirs) (Paperback)
The book was written by an Oxford don, who became rector at Great Leighs in Essex. He made jottings daily in 96 notebooks , which he deposited at the Bodelian Library in Oxford, together with pamphlets, posters etc from the time. His daughter, Mildred, who travelled back and forth to university in St Andrews contributed to the news by writing to her father, describing who she met on the train en route, and what they said. Andrew Clark realised that much of the truth about loss of life was being concealed, and the official version of events did not match the version he got first hand from people who returned from the front. I think the book is an interesting read, as it describes the impact of the war on village folk, both men and the women left behind. As I am not an avid historian, I would not rave about any history book! Mildred Clark was my husband's grandmother. She qualified as a doctor.
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