Men of Letters (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 01/08/2014
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When the First World War broke out, the Post Office was the biggest employer in the world, with its own company of volunteer part-time soldiers, The Post Office Rifles. Suddenly catapulted into conflict, ordinary postmen and messenger boys found themselves in the trenches of the Western Front, hoping that their own letters would reach home - and relying on the letters and parcels they received for comfort and much-needed boosts to morale. By the war's end, 1,500 of them had been killed. Using the personal stories, letters and diary entries of the men who joined the Post Office Riffles, this is a moving account of how the war touched the lives of ordinary people - how it changed communities, how women took up men's work, and, of course, the vital role the mail played in winning the war. Foreword written by Alan Johnson MP.

Publisher: AA Publishing
ISBN: 9780749575205
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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“A Book That Delivers..”

I’ve been waiting for the right time to read this a WWI book, after reading a wealth of fiction recently. With it being one hundred years since the start of the war, this timely publication is something a bit... More

Paperback edition
21st August 2014
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“Men of Letters”

An often overlooked aspect of the first World War, or any war I guess, is the operation of an efficient postal service. But letters from home of course helped boost soldiers' morale as well as, in the other... More

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19th September 2014
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