UNPUBLISHED IMAGES FROM A WAR ARCHIVE
THE WAR BEHIND THE FRONT
Eighty years after the last gun fell silent the First World War
still smoulders in the minds and souls of the Westhoek people. To this day the familiar
tall tales of the older generation still quench the -apparently- insatiable
thirst of the young for yet more knowledge of "the war that would end all wars".
Obviously, the Great War has left scars on the minds of a peaceful people, so cruelly
disrupted from their familiar and cosy village life.
This book has been realised thanks to the close cooperation of
three committee members of Aan de Schreve, the Poperinge Society for Local
Using hundreds of pictures together with a Dutch and an English text this unique picture book elaborates on both military and social life at the front. French, British and Belgian troops, refugees, POWs, damage to property, medical aid, the cemeteries, youth movements, accommodation, trade and commerce, entertainment, the arts, etc... it all features in this one volume. Finally, in the epilogue the composers have included some extra information on the first local remembrance celebrations and on a new form of tourism that sprouted after the First World War.
A few examples
Volume: 208 pages with over 300 illustrations.
UK, Ireland: Euro 33
Aan de Schreve,
Packing and mailing costs are included.
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