Bringing together stories and first-hand accounts of thousands of soldiers and civilians, As We Were is a ground-breaking work that exposes the individual experience of the First World War in four remarkably readable volumes.
Fought between 1914 and 1918, World War One - The Great War - was the most titanic and devastating conflict the world had yet seen. Detailing the course of the war week-by-week and the intimate accounts and experiences of soldiers and civilians alike, As We Were offers insight like no other into a war that impacted generations the world over.
BOOK ONE As We Were, We Shall Be Changed: 4 August 1914 - 30 August 1915 'You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees' Kaiser Wilhelm II, August 1914
BOOK TWO As We Were, That Rich Earth: 31 August 1915 - 2 October 1916 'There is a great deal after all to be said for the existence of evil; it might almost be held to prove the existence of God' Raymond Asquith, May 1916
BOOK THREE As We Were, Help Me to Die: 3 October 1916 - 15 October 1917 'The strikes and disturbances in the city are beyond provocative... little boys and girls running about shouting they have no bread, simply in order to create excitement...' The Tsarina of Russia, March 1917
BOOK FOUR As We Were, All My Sons: 16 October 1917 - 11 November 1918 'As they bound him... he turned his blindfolded face up to mine and said in a voice which wrung my heart, "Kiss me, Sir, kiss me" ' The Rev Julian Bickersteth, December 1917
Publisher: Whitefox Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 2288
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 167 mm
'...it is gloriously readable. All human life is here: courage and cowardice, heroism and horror. It may cost £100, but it's worth every penny. I loved these books.' - Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times
'...brings us as close as we can ever get to the individual experience of war.' - David Crane, The Spectator
'Emotionally gut-wrenching, but full of heart and indeed humour. These books never flinch from tragedy, but fight shy of sentimentality. Above all, they stay sensitive to the huge canvas against which war was played out.' - Sir Anthony Seldon
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