Empires of the Dead: How One Man's Vision LED to the Creation of WWI's War Graves

David Crane

Anno: 2014
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 304 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 320 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007456680
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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries. In the wake of the First World War, Britain and her Empire faced the enormous question of how to bury the dead. Critically-acclaimed author David Crane describes how the horror of the slaughter motivated an ambulance commander named Fabian Ware to establish the Commonwealth war cemeteries. Behind these famous monuments - the Cenotaph, Tyne Cot, Menin Gate, Etaples amongst them - lies a deeply moving story; `Empires of the Dead' chronicles a generation coming to terms with grief on a colossal scale.