The Times Great War Letters

Notable correspondence from the First World War
Product Number: EB00727921
Released: Nov 29, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780008318536
Publisher: Times Books
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Description

Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War. Much of the correspondence relates to the con?ict – the news, or absence of news, from the trenches and the sacri?ces being made on the Home Front. Celebrated politicians and the man on the Clapham omnibus both responded to the horrors of gas and the slaughter on the Somme. Yet it was at this time, too, that the newspaper's famous letters page began to take on its distinctive nature, ?nding room for off-beat or humorous topics and writers who held up a mirror to Britain's character and its changing moods. Among those who wrote to The Times during the war were many of the most notable ?gures of the era, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Millicent Fawcett, Edith Wharton, Nancy Astor, Edith Cavell, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. With insights and opinion on diverse subjects such as;- the Russian Revolution- Women's suffrage- the ?rst Zeppelin raids- the rearing of guinea fowl for shooting Great War Letters shines a light on the world of a century ago at the very moment in time that it was about to change forever.

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Original Publish Date: Nov 29, 2018

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