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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking
I cannot recommend this book highly enough,it should be read in every secondary school.The massive impact the great war had on families back home is brought to life from the letters and memories within.
It is very hard emotionally to read,but for me, it really opened up the reality of the loss, the fear , the dread and hopelessness of the soldiers and their...
Published 22 months ago by miss marple

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Quick and the Dead.
I've read a number of Richard van Emden's books and have always enjoyed the read. This one was different because it concentrated almost entirely on the working class. It was as if the other classes accepted the loss of their men without any problems.
Published 5 months ago by Michael Humphrey


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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good read, 15 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in the Great War (Kindle Edition)
This book is quite a good read, and informative. Very sad in places
but does get a bit samey throughout. Good to read peoples experiences though
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4.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing, 29 Sep 2013
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The tales of the young men and their families during the first world war are keenly drawn in this book. Using extracts from letters and actual,accounts often make for disturbing and harrowing reading leaving the reader in no doubt about the hoorror of war. I read it in chunks as it difficult to plough through it. I needed to refect and then return to it. Anyone interested in the reality of WW1 and its effects will find this a very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Forgotten, 7 Oct 2012
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An engrossing,thoroughly researched,well-written and extremely moving book about WWI and its impacts on the people left behind and British society at large.
In less than 2 years'time,we will 'celebrate' the centenary of the beginning of this horrific conflict.It is our duty to ensure that this war does not totally recede from our consciousness.This wonderful book should be read by millions.
It reminds me of the great channel 4 documentary series entitled Not Forgotten from 2005/2007 presented by Ian Hislop and the equally outstanding tie-in book by Neil Oliver. The tv series is still unavailable on dvd ! Heart-breaking.
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