Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War

Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War

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Publisher Description

Collected first-hand accounts of British men and women serving their country during World War I, as discovered through the Herts At War community project.

In Hertfordshire Soldiers of The First World War the authors explore a series of individual case studies of Hertfordshire men who served in various theaters during the First World War, all of which had been uncovered as part of the Herts At War community project. This unique collection of largely unknown accounts includes stories from the Western Front, Gallipoli, Salonika, Mesopotamia, East Africa, Egypt, and even Russia in the fight against the Bolsheviks in 1919.

The Herts At War team uncovered many letters and objects in the course of their research, including men who were Victoria Cross winners to those whose courage or bravery went unrecognized, as well as stoicism on the Home Front. One of the most moving of these surrounds a photograph which was found in the hands of Sergeant Percy Buck as he lay fatally wounded in a shell hole in 1917. On the back of the photograph of his wife and young son he had written his address and asked for whoever found the image to post it to his loved ones in the event of his death. Sergeant Buck would have assumed it would be a British comrade who would find the photograph, but the person who recovered it was a German soldier who subsequently sent it on to the grieving, but grateful, family.

The war memorials of Hertfordshire contain the names of over 23,000 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of their country during the Great War; some of their tales are uncovered here. Indeed, the poignant collection of stories, anecdotes, and artifacts revealed in this book bring the First World War to life in an unusual and highly moving fashion.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2020
May 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
442
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pen & Sword Books
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
78.8
MB

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