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Last Post The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur
  

Last Post The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers

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A 2002 bestseller, Last Post is being reissued for the 1914 anniversary. It records the thoughts and views of some of the last survivors of World War One. There were 30 survivors then still alive, now they are all gone and its only through books like this that we can get a real sense of the war they fought. The interviews, also give us a more rounded picture of the men, their childhoods, how and why they joined up and their lives afterwards, very poignant to read, a very valuable remembrance of the futility of war.

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Last Post The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur

LAST POST is very consciously the last word from the handful of First World War survivors who were left alive in 2004. Now they have passed away, our final human connection with the First World War has been broken. Max Arthur, a skilled interviewer, took the very last chance we had to ask questions of those who were there.

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Nostalgic photographs add to the book's flavour, lighting up a time when generations predating the modern, pervasive 'me' culture lived and worked for each other. TRIBUNE

For their devotion to King and Country and for Mr Arthur's work we should all be grateful CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

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Max Arthur is a skilled interviewer who has written oral histories of the RAF and Royal Navy during the Second World War.

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Publication date

19th June 2014

Author

Max Arthur

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

History
World War One Literature
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European history
First World War

ISBN

9781780227412

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