Read Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War Author Max Arthur

I didn t know about before such as the sinking of the City of Benares child transportAlso I was interested in one of the WWI accounts that was very similar to a scene in the movie 1917 involving a soldier taking some milk and later giving it to a woman who was caring for a baby I can t help but think the scene was inspired by that soldier s accountI do sort of wish the WWI and WWII accounts were sep This book is uite wonderful It is an anthology of experiences from both World Wars drawing on first hand accounts both military and civilian allied and axis Divided into sections such as Grim Reality The Kindness of Strangers Into Battle The Human Cost Lest We Forget gives a fascinating historical insight into the human face of the two wars and in particular the extraordinary strengths that lie behind uite ordinary people The stories are fascinating and uplifiting sometimes horrific and sobering Most accounts take up a page or less The impact of each one is out of all proportion to the word count Highly recommended. Evocatively illustrated throughout with line drawings from the Imperial War Museum's archives it will appeal to anyone wanting to gain an insight into not only specific conflicts but the overarching and sometimes surprising effects of war in general Lest We Forget vividly ensures that the wartime experiences of ordinary people will never be forgotten.

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Ss and inspiration drawn from it of kindness from strangers and enemies and of rare moments of amusement and joyOne thing that struck me was the lack of joy the soldiers faced when they got leave to go home At home people couldn t relate to their experiences War was their real life and home was too sheltered and detached from the world outside They missed the earthiness of simple unity and brotherhood in the common struggle for survival When the wars ended they had nothing to return to That made me wonder what kind of world do we live in if men have to fight a war to find trust and loyaltyThe stories are short and readable with most a page long or less The longest are a few pages long Accounts about the same or similar events were grouped together making for a smooth read I love to read first hand accounts of history so I really liked this book It s refreshing to read the experiences of normal people and not just soldiers either but also school children nurses and others I now have a few things to research that. Est conflicts of the 20th century The testaments of those who were there depict the horrors of war et also provide inspiration with tales of enduring courage sacrifice and daring Arranged thematically into chapters such as hope fear the kindness of strangers the human cost and brothers in arms it reveals the full scope of war in all its stark reality.

Two things set this book apart genuineness and variety This book records the experiences of real ordinary people living in the war For the most part the people chosen were not great leaders and their actions and decisions did not affect than a few people Their accounts represent what the average person experienced which made it easy for me to inmerse myself in the sights and sounds of warMore than any other book I ve read this book captures many different perspectives on war There are British French German even Japanese voices from soldiers to children to medics to women There is an almost eual distribution of accounts of both World Wars and the accounts of WWII acover both the European and Asian wars The events and emotions they capture are varied and organised into chapters like Grim Reality or The Fighting Spirit There are stories of optimism or dread at the start of each war of struggles with weather lack of food and death of hope from victories or words of encouragement of courage in the face of hopelessne. This skilfully compiled anthology draws on the phenomenally successful Forgotten Voices series Lest We Forget brings together first hand recollections from the Great War to World War II to vividly illustrate the impact of war Told in the actual words of the men women and children who lived through a century of war it is a moving insight into the great.

Read Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War Author Max Arthur

Max Arthur is an author who specialises in first hand recollections of historical events He has worked closely with the Imperial War Museum to bring together two books in the Forgotten Voices series Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War Prior to becoming a writer he served with the Royal Air Force and for some years was an actor


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    Read Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War Author Max Arthur read & download Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War I love to read first hand accounts of history so I really liked this book It's refreshing to read the experiences of normal people and not just soldiers either but also school children nurses and others I now have a few things to research that I didn't know about before such as the sinking of the City of Benares child transportAlso I was interested in one of the WWI accounts that was very similar to a scene in the movie 1917 invo

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    Read Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War Author Max Arthur Two things set this book apart genuineness and variety This book records the experiences of real ordinary people living in the war For the most part the people chosen were not great leaders and their actions and decisions did not affect than a few people Their accounts represent what the average person experienced which made it easy

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    Read Lest We Forget Forgotten Voices from a Century of War Author Max Arthur This book is uite wonderful It is an anthology of experiences from both World Wars drawing on first hand accounts both military and civilian allied and axis Divided into sections such as Grim Reality The Kindness of Strange

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