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Best Little Stories from World War I: Nearly 100 True by C. Brian Kelly,Ingrid Smyer

By C. Brian Kelly,Ingrid Smyer

Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and lethal battles are the approximately a hundred riveting actual tales of the lads and ladies who lived, fought, and survived the 1st nice conflict. in accordance with the writings of squaddies, politicians, kings, nurses, and army leaders, most sensible Little tales from global struggle I humanizes their foibles, triumphs, and tragedies—and chronicles how the emergence of fervent nationwide satisfaction led not just to ruthless wrestle, yet a severe turning element within the 20th century.

Fascinating characters come to existence, including:

Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnavon, who grew to become her husband's Highclere fortress right into a sumptuous army clinic for British officials (and encouraged the hit tv exhibit Downton Abbey).

Otto Roosen, the high-flying German reconnaissance pilot, who was once shot down not just one yet twice—first via the Canadian ace Billy Bishop after which by way of a fellow German—and survived.

Arthur man Empey, the yank who volunteered for the British military after the sinking of the Lusitania, then wrote a bestselling memoir approximately lifestyles within the muddy trenches of the western front.

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