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Killing Time Archaeology and the First World War by Nicholas J. Saunders
  

Killing Time Archaeology and the First World War

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Killing Time Archaeology and the First World War by Nicholas J. Saunders

The Great War of 1914-1918 now stands at the furthest edge of living memory. And yet, hardly a month passes without some dramatic and sometimes tragic discovery being made along the old killing fields of the Western Front. Graves of British soldiers buried during battle - still lying in rows seemingly arm in arm or found crouching at the entrance to a dugout; whole `underground cities' of trenches, dugouts and shelters have been preserved in the mud; field hospitals carved out of the chalk country of the Somme marked with graffiti; unexploded bombs and gas canisters - all of these are the poignant and sometimes deadly legacies of a war we can never forget. Killing Time digs beneath the surface of war to uncover the living reality left behind. Nicholas J. Saunders brings together a wealth of discoveries to offer fresh insights into the human and often barbaric aspect of warfare. He uses discoveries in the trenches, family photographs, diaries and souvenirs to give the dead a voice. You cannot fail to be fascinated and moved by what he unearths.

About the Author

Nicholas J. Saunders

Nicholas Saunders is the world's leading authority on the anthropology and archaeology of the First World War. His exhibition of trench art from the war was for five years a centrepiece of the 'In Flanders Fields Museum' in Ypres, Belgium. The author of more than twenty books and dozens of academic monographs, he has appeared in numerous documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic Channel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2010

Author

Nicholas J. Saunders

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Author's Website

www.conflictarchaeology.com...

Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

European history
First World War
Archaeology by period / region
War & defence operations

ISBN

9780752456027

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