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Letters from the front: from the first world war to present day

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Synopsis: A legacy of an empire and a nation at war, Letters from the Front is a collection of correspondence sent by British and Commonwealth troops from the front line of war to their loved ones at home. Poignant expressions of love, hope and fear sit alongside amusing anecdotes, grumbles about rations and thoughtful reflections, eloquently revealing how, despite the passage of time, the experiences of the fighting man are shared in countless wars and battles across history. From the muddy trenches of the Somme through the frozen ground of the Falklands to the heat and dust of Afghanistan today, these letters are the ordinary soldier's testament to life on the front line.

Authors: Andrew Roberts, The Imperial War Museum
Edition: illustrated
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014
Length: 328 pages
Subjects: History › Modern › General