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Excellent publication which relates the mindset which proceeded the design and building of Theipval memorial.,
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This review is from: The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme (Wonders of the World) (Paperback)
A moving account of the background to the building of Theipval and other memorials on the western front.
Shows clearly how the mindset had changed from.."home before Christmas" to a tragedy of horrific, nightmare proportions and how this was expressed into memorials that do not glorify victory but seems to speak for a lost generation.
That they have the same effect today speaks volumes.