Epitaphs of the Great War: The Somme

Epitaphs of the Great War: The Somme

Hardback132pp Illustrated179x127mm

9781910500521     Product Code: 501664


‘Of all the voices of the First World War there is one that has been consistently overlooked, the voice of the bereaved.’ This collection of 100 epitaphs for soldiers who died during the Somme campaign of 1916 lets the bereaved families and friends speak through the inscriptions on War Graves Commission headstones. The book provides information on the soldiers and explains any biblical or literary allusions used in the short (they were limited to 66 characters) and often cryptic epitaphs.

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