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Boy soldiers of the Great War

Author: Richard Van Emden
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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When war broke out in 1914, no one was more caught up in the popular tide of patriotism than the young boys who wanted to fight for King and country. This is their untold story - the heroics of boys aged as young as 13 who enlisted for full combat training.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408824726 1408824728
OCLC Number: 802294761
Notes: "Completely revised edition"--Cover.
Originally published by Headline Book Pub.: 2005.
Description: xxii, 394 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Youthful dreams --
For king and country ... and your mates --
The melting pot --
At the front, at last --
Junior officers --
The beginning of a campaign --
The attack --
The winding road to conscription --
The big push --
Dear old blighty --
Held to serve --
1918 : the year of decision --
All or nothing --
Aftermath --
Counting the cost --
The final reckoning.
Responsibility: Richard van Emden.

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The heartbreaking story of the boys, some as young as twelve, who fought and died in the trenches of the First World War, completely revised and updated in this new edition.  Read more...

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Should this have been allowed to happen? Richard van Emden's fascinating and distressing account ... shows how difficult it is to provide a simple answer. * Sunday Times * Engaging, well-written and Read more...

 
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