The Quick and the Dead

    The Quick and the Dead

    Fallen Soldiers and their Families in the Great War

    Richard van Emden

    Bloomsbury 2011

    Hardback 352pp Illustrated

    9780747597797   Product Code: 99986

    In no conflict before or since the First World War have so many British soldiers left for the front, never to be seen again. By the Armistice around 750,000 British servicemen were dead; more than 192,000 wives had lost husbands; nearly 360,000 children had lost fathers. Drawing on diaries, letters and interviews with the surviving children - all in their nineties - this is an account of the bereaved families and how they fared during the conflict and in its immediate aftermath.

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