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Great Britains Great War Jeremy Paxman

Great Britains Great War

Jeremy Paxman

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ISBN : 9780670919635
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368 pages
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Jeremy Paxmans magnificent history of World War I tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. Life in Britain during World War I was far stranger than many of us realize. In a countryMoreJeremy Paxmans magnificent history of World War I tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. Life in Britain during World War I was far stranger than many of us realize. In a country awash with mad rumor, frenzied patriotism, and intense personal anguish, it became illegal to light a bonfire, fly a kite, or buy a round of drinks. And yet the immense upheaval of the war led to many things taken for granted today: the vote, passports, vegetable allotments, and British Summer Time among them. In this immensely captivating account, Jeremy Paxman tells the entire story of the war through the experience of those who lived it—nurses, soldiers, politicians, factory-workers, journalists, and children—explaining why people fought it so willingly, how they endured it so long, and how it transformed everyone.