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Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves


Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780141184593  Perhaps better known as a poet and writer of historical fiction – notably I Claudius – in 1929 Robert Graves wrote an autobiographical account of the first thirty years or so of his life. Although Goodbye to All That deals with Graves’ early life and the ten years after his demobilisation, these mi…

Wounded: The Long Journey Home From The Great War by Emily Mayhew


The Great War is endlessly fascinating. One of the principle reasons for this is that the conflict was one of the first examples of total war. So seismic were the changes that this totalisation inflicted, very often organisations or professions were compelled to completely rethink their response. As Emily Mayhew writes in her introduction to Wounde…

The First World War in 100 Objects by Gary Sheffield


The First World War in 100 Objects: The story of the Great War told through the objects that shaped it by Professor Gary Sheffield Hardback 256pp Approx: 500 words per object Andre Deutsch  September 2017  ISBN 9780233005232 In 2010 Neil MacGregor, then Director of the British Museum, brought to BBC Radio 4 his ground-breaking ‘A History of t…