Max Arthur ✓ 6 summaryThis 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 of each one out of all proportion to the word
count Highly ecommended Two things set this book apart genuineness and varietyHighly ecommended Two things set this book apart genuineness and variety book ecords the experiences of Au bagne 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 accountsepresent 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 Indistractable read thi. This skilfully compiled anthology draws on the phenomenally successful Forgotten Voices series Lest We Forget brings together first handecollections from The Great War To World Great War to World 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. S 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 German even Japanese voices from soldiers to children to medics to women There is an almost eual distribution of accounts 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 of struggles with weather lack of food and death of hope from or words of encouragement of courage in the face of hopelessness and inspiration drawn from it of kindness from strangers and enemies and of are
Moments Of Amusement Andof amusement and thing that struck me was the lack of joy the soldiers faced when they got leave to go home At home people couldn t elate to their experiences War was their eal 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 en. Est conflicts of the 20th century The testaments of those who were there depict the horrors of war yet 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 eveals the full scope of war in all its stark eality. .