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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. This anthology has some poignant letters diary entries and written accounts from both soldiers and civilians who were affected by the events of World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale of what happened or to make sense of it

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Itions workers and mothers nurses and pacifists prisoners of war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other The war involved people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are among others British German Russian and Indian voices Alongside testament from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914 18 there are extracts from names that have become synonymous with the war such as Siegfried Sassoo. I have been meaning to read this book since it came out and yes I was 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War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that people living people endured and suffered throughout that war An Impolite Seduction (Countess Trilogy yes I was not let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War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that people living people endured and suffered throughout that war

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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 W. 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 if you ve never read anything about the Great War you will come away informed but if you are already reasonably well informed you are unlikely to learn much new Hers to Protect you ve never read anything about the Great War Her Small-Town Hero you will come away informed but if Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you are already reasonably well informed Promises in Tumble Creek you are unlikely to learn much new


10 thoughts on “A Broken World

  1. says:

    This anthology has some poignant letters diary entries and written accounts from both soldiers and civilians who were affected by the events of World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction “a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale of what happened or to make sense of it”

  2. says:

    a collection

  3. says:

    A Broken World Letters Diaries and Memories of the Great War is a collection of writings edited by Sebastian Faulks and Hope Wolf that focus on personal experiences of those who lived through – and endured – World War I The first thing to praise is the great wealth of material and differing viewpoints that Faulks and Wolf pro

  4. says:

    I’m struggling to review this book It’s an awesome collection emotional heartbreaking and uplifting all at once BUT The sort of book you can only read a bit at a time Ever since school I’ve been fascinated by the initial “oh what a l

  5. says:

    I have been meaning to read this book since it came out and yes I was 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 tha

  6. says:

    To read the thoughts reflections and memories of those who have lived through suffering and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehen

  7. says:

    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 in

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    A very sober touching and moving look at some of the reminiscent times of World War I

  10. says:

    A stunning and emotional read

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