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Conscripts Lost Legions of the Great War Ilana Bet-El
HB medium Size 1999 Edition 239 pages brilliant overall condition, like new with PVC DW cover, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Comprehensive, insightful, extremely informative coverage of WWI, World War One classic image dashing young volunteers defending King & country, 2.5 Million were conscripts, War started Christmas 1914, men rushed to join up long before much battle, blood, death & heroism. Trench warfare casualties mounted, volunteer stream dwindled, army needed more men, introduction conscription first time, they're the lost legions of the Great War, by second half war conscripts arrived to late after The Battle Of The Somme July 16 1916 - billed as the ultimate battle of the war, it was a colossal failure. WWI meandered on two years, read of the civilians who became soldiers & held the line, fought two major offences & brought eventual victory. The drama became a tragedy & volunteers were already scripted as the heroes, so the "conscripts" were ignore, Now their story of "civilians" who became soldiers, fought & those who survived went home. Manual workers to clerks & solicitors the story of real unknown soldiers who went to war & fought as ordinary men experiencing extreme & unique life event.

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