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- Listening Length: 4 hours and 59 minutes
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- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 21 Oct. 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQDLV4
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We Will Remember Them: Voices from the Aftermath of the Great War Audio Download – Abridged
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But whilst it was a time of great joy for some, others had severe hardships to face. Some had physical disabilities, such as blindness or lost limbs whilst others had mental scars like shell-shock and were haunted by the memories of fallen comrades. And when they were all finally demobbed, work was scarce, so many struggled to find the "land fit for heroes" promised by Lloyd George.
A moving collection of oral testimonies, The Road Home paints a powerful picture of the sacrifices of the ordinary soldier. It is interesting that despite the horrors witnessed and the injuries they sustained, many remained positive about the experience throughout their lives. A deeply poignant and thought-provoking read.
made up of accounts of people who experienced the war and it's aftermath.
starting with where people were when they heard the Armistice was going to be signed,the comments made you realise what it was like to be in the thick of it then realise at long last the war was coming to an end.
the next chapter was from home loved ones families and solders on leave hearing the good news of the Armistice.
chapter 3 After the battle the big clear up
chapter 4 Demobilization and all the problems that caused.
chapter 5 lives changed forever, some heart rending stories
chapter 6 returning to work
chapter 7 commemoration and reflection.
a book i couldn't put down, i have bought this book for several of my friends.
lots of facts i was unaware of.
spoken by men and women on the ground, well put together with good photos
by Max Arthur
who suffered a great many hardships & were not appreciated for their
work under unbelievable conditions. & to think it all happened agin in WW2..
such a waste of young lives.
What is perhaps most striking is how differently people reacted to their experiences: some were broken physically and/or mentally and scarred for life, while others say they emerged stronger as they could cope with anything in life after surviving what they had been through. Many came to hate all war, feeling it had been an utter waste, and became pacifists; others joined the regular forces or considered it had been all worthwhile. Nevertheless, some very common points seem to emerge:
the general reaction on the Front to the Armistice was quiet relief and numbness, rather than joy and exhilaration
demobilisation was frustratingly slow and the sudden absence of any sense of purpose led to a lot of problems, punctuated by the horrors of Spanish flu killing survivors and families like flies (one sergeant major learned that one of his daughters had died of the flu, returned home and while there, his wife and other five children all died; he came back to the Front and died also).Read more ›