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Meeting the enemy : the human face of the Great War

Author: Richard Van Emden
Publisher: London, England ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became 'enemy aliens' in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops' heroism with the Kaiser on the battlefield. Just three amazing stories of contact between the opposing sides in the Great War that eminent historian Richard van Emden has unearthed - incidents that show  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Van Emden
ISBN: 9781408821640 1408821648
OCLC Number: 841184914
Description: 384 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The age of unreason --
2. Best of bad friends --
3. The end of the affair --
4. The lives of others --
5. Fronting up --
6. Up close and personal --
7. Between a rock and a hard place --
8. The crying game --
9. Biting the bullet --
10. All fall down --
11. An expedient divorce.
Responsibility: Richard van Emden.

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The first book to concentrate on what actually happened when enemies met face to face as human beings in the First World War, whether on the battlefield, as prisoners of war or as relatives of the  Read more...

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Remarkable ... Richard van Emden is a World War I specialist who has found a niche, little explored, charting the personal contacts between Britons and Germans and their feelings about each other as Read more...

 
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