The Great Silence

    The Great Silence

    Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

    Juliet Nicolson

    Grove 2009

    Hardback 320pp Illustrated

    9780802119445   Product Code: 79414

    From the moment the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918 to the burial of the Unknown Soldier two years later, Britain struggled to come to terms with its bitter victory. Millions were bereaved, thousands physically or psychologically maimed, and soldiers returned to face unemployment and social unrest. Through the day-to-day experience of figures ranging from the King and Queen to ex-servicemen, this sensitive account evokes the uneasy silence that reigned between the Great War and the Roaring Twenties.

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