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He war and how the war was Experienced In His Introduction Sebastian In his introduction Sebastian sets out the vastness of the war and the great uestions it asks of us even today It is a vastness that cannot be contained compressed and represented in one book and the uestions cannot be answered But A Broken contained compressed and represented in one book and the uestions cannot be answered But A Broken does help us a hundred ears after the beginning of the war to understand somewhat what happened and how its impact still rings through modern society Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley for review I have been meaning to Read This Book Since It Came Out And Yes I this book since it came out and Chasing McCree Chasing McCree yes I not let down I feel that this book should be on the list for schools to get for history as it depicts WWI through the eyes and minds and thoughts of the PEOPLE who livedenduredsurvived and perished in that Great War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that people living people endured and suffered throughout that war I was given this book which was released to mark the centenary of the First World War It s a mixture of letters poems postcards occasional photos diary entries and memories and it s a really mixed bag Some of the pieces are fascinating others heart breaking or sickening some merely baffling and I wondered why such scant fragments had been included All in all ifou ve never read anything about the Great War Impossible Things you will come away informed but ifou are already reasonably well informed ou are unlikely to learn much new A very sober touching and moving look at some of the reminiscent times of World War N and TE Lawrence What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror the loss the confusion and the desire to help or to protest A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was rememberedEdited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf this is an original and illuminating non fiction anthology of writing on the First World Most of them very sad in some way of don t know why I torture myself with this sort of thing which I can only read in small doses But it s nicely put together I m struggling to review this book It s an awesome collection emotional heartbreaking and uplifting all at once BUT The sort of book ou can only read a bit at a time Ever since school I ve been fascinated by the initial oh what a lovely war mind followed by the slowly building school ve been fascinated by the initial oh what a lovely war mind set followed by the slowly building of despair I ve read a few collections of poetry set in ww1 but never so many letters from such a wide range of people The collection is well thought out and satisfying to read Students studying both Literature and History would benefit from such a collection To read the thoughts reflections and memories of those who have lived through suffering and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehend is confronting and deeply moving This diverse selection of writings gives voice to representatives from every part of British society those who were part of the armed forces those they left behind nurses relief workers prisoners of war pacifists as well as from other countries affected by the Great War They speak for all those who arewere unable to find words to express what they experienced My heart is so stunned I don t know whether it is broken or not Private Frank Cocker 1915 PoignantStraying from his usual fiction Sebastian Faulks has worked with Hope Wolf to produce an anthology that beautifully portrays the different aspects of the Great War from a variety of those involvedSo different from most books about t A stunnin. A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court martialled and shot as soon as he is fitIn this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries letters and memories many of which have never been published before privates and officers seamen and airmen mun.

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