Then, as now, the great British public had much to say on many themes.
Based on the author’s monthly commentaries in The Times throughout the centenary year.
Considers the Indian Army’s 1.5 million men who, in 1914-18, served around the globe from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean.
The ardent South African pacifist who opposed both the Boer War and the Great War, particularly the new policy of internment. Many thousands of lives were saved by her good offices.
Draws on unpublished letters and diaries from Eton to the Raj, where his father (Lord Minto) was Viceroy, and then to the trenches. Charismatic and loved, he died at Passchendaele.
Slightly Foxed have re-issued this wartime classic in their lovely series of little hardbacks.
A very nice new hardback edition of Faber & Faber’s first best-seller, Sassoon’s semi-autobiographical novel.
The French diplomat and political economist, who lived through both World Wars and became a founding father of the European Union. Along with Winston Churchill and other great minds.
His fluent prose makes this the best account so far.