The Great War: The People's Story (Official TV Tie-In) Book

During the First World War just under a million British people died - a figure so huge that it becomes almost meaningless. It feels impossible to give it a human context. Consequently we struggle to truly grasp the impact this devastating conflict must have had on people's day-to-day lives. We resort to looking the war in general terms, treating the events as distant, viewing them in terms of their political or military significance.The Great War: The People's Story is entirely different. Like the all-star ITV series it accompanies, it completely immerses the reader in the everyday experiences of real people who lived through the war. Using letters, diaries, newspapers and parish records - many of which have never been published - Izzy Charman has painstakingly reconstructed the lives of people such as separated newly-weds Alan and Dorothy Lloyd, plucky enlisted factory-worker Reg Evans and proudly independent suffragette-sympathiser Kate Parry Frye. Their stories are retold in intimate detail, offering a uniquely personal and powerfully moving account of the conflict.The Great War: The People's Story is both a meticulously researched piece of narrative history and an incredibly moving remembrance of the extraordinary acts of extremely ordinary people.Read More

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  • 1847947255
  • 9781847947253
  • Isobel Charman
  • 31 July 2014
  • Random House Books
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 528

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