ISBN 9780091958930,A Broken World: Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War

A Broken World: Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War



Random House Export

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780091958930

ISBN-10 0091958938


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

It was called the “war to end all war”. The First World War was a horrible event that tarnished the face of the Earth with its bloodshed. The men and women who faced those times left them scarred, their lives torn apart by it. However, much of the scarring happened outside of the battlefield. In this anthology, the editors collect letters, memoirs and accounts of little-known people whose worlds were rankled by the war. These accounts show readers the effects war has on civilization, during and after its occurrence. Here, the voices of parents, lovers, widows and friends cry out in question, begging for answers to the scars left by war. Here, the voices of those who lived to come home to a torn family roar out in pain, questioning the meaning of victory. Here, one will discover the true fact about war: there are no victors, only losers, for war knows no sides and takes no hostages. All men and women are casualties of war, some are lucky enough to just lose their limbs, others lose everything.