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The Missing of the Somme Paperback – 8 Nov 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857862723
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857862723
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Articulates a response to the Great War which many feel, but no one has analysed so scrupulously" (Spectator)

"A gentle, patient, loving book. It is about mourning and memory, about how the Great War has been represented - and our sense of it shaped and defined - by different artistic media . . . its textures are the very rhythms of memory and consciousness" (Guardian)

"A penetrating meditation upon war and remembrance" (Daily Telegraph)

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'The great Great War book of our time.' Observer

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By C. Ball TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Jan. 2014
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I'm not really sure how to describe this book. It's not memoir, not history, not travelogue, not literary criticism, although it contains elements of all of those things. If I had to describe it as anything it would be as the written tracings of one man's interior meditation on the Great War, a personal elegy, of sorts.

Beautifully written, this is a book about war and memory and how we remember; or perhaps it would be more appropriate to write, how we approach Remembrance with the intention of remembering. It meanders from Armistice Day and the Cenotaph to the Great War cemeteries, winding all along the old line of the Western Front, Thiepval and Vimy Ridge and Tyne Cot. Drawing on Sassoon, Owen and Remarque along the way, Dyer dwells on how we can adequately remember something that cannot be explained or expressed, how anyone can remember something that only the dead experienced - the true silence at the heart of Remembrance.
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An excellent read and gave me a thorough understanding of the Somme campaign and the men who fought there. Useful for my guiding role.
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A really interesting read. It made me stop and think, reflecting on remembrance and Remembrance.
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a nice read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remembering the Fallen 10 May 2013
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Dyer, in this book, approaches remembrance in a new way - he reviews war memorials themselves. This tack sheds a new light on the terrible losses of WW1 and their subsequent effect on the survivors. How things have changed! As someone noted, WW1 memorials featured grieving mothers; since WW2 the mothers were on the front line and were counted among the fallen . An appropriate thought for Mother's Day (today)
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