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When the Lamps Went Out: Reporting the Great War 1914-1918 (Hardback)
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When the Lamps Went Out: Reporting the Great War 1914-1918 (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 15/05/2014
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The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.' Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914 When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprising, immediate, sometimes humbling, sometimes uplifting insight into what British society was reading about, and thinking, during the Great War. Journalism catches the moment, at the moment, and these stories drawn from the Guardian archive stretch across the century as signals from a lost world. We see Boy Scouts patrolling the British coasts, David Lloyd George addressing women war workers, Charlie Chaplin impersonators on the Euston Road and Vesta Tilley at the Ardwick Empire. We see suffragist nurses on the Western Front and Bolsheviks in Glasgow, Pathan soldiers in Flanders and Anglo-Japanese armies in China. We read of new technologies -from picture houses to gas weapons, as well as John Buchan's best-sellers. We see small countries saved - and aliens persecuted. The bloody battles, defeats, and victories are all here but When the Lamps Went Out focuses on the women, men and children who lived, loved, defied, perished, and survived in the war to end all wars.

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
ISBN: 9781783350414
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 546 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 30 mm
Edition: Main

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When the Lamps Went Out

The Manchester Guardian had a proud tradition in the early twentieth century for being proudly independent, liberal and representing those voices never heard from the London based newspapers.... More

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