JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: A powerful prose to stir the war effort
October 17, 1916 – Eloquence of the common man campaigning for the articulate WW1 common soldier
We’ve all heard of the literary greats who have written about the First World War: poet Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum, Michael Morpugo and his War Horse, Sebastian Faulks with Birdsong, and Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.
But what about George Coe? That’s Mr Coe, the honourary secretary of the Market Harborough Territorial Christmas Fund.
His campaigning letter published in the October 17, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser, is as eloquent and emotive as the revered great... read more
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