Book reviews: Where Poppies Blow, The Beautiful Dead and more

Book reviews: Where Poppies Blow, The Beautiful Dead and more
 

Where Poppies Blow: The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War by John Lewis-Stempel Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20
But unlike the shorter, kinetic engagements of today, the First World War was a static affair with advance and retreat clearly delineated by the line of trenches that scarred the landscape of Western France. What, then, occupied the minds and hearts of those brave soldiers – and Britain deployed five million between 1914 and 1918 – as they waited for the whistle-shriek commanding them to “go over the top”?
According to John LewisStempel’s remarkable book, one often-overlooked... read more

 
2 December 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 57
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