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Lest We Forget: Forgotten Voices from 1914-1945

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This skilfully compiled anthology draws on the phenomenally successful Forgotten Voices series. Lest We Forget brings together first-hand recollections from the Great War to World War II, to vividly illustrate the impact of war. Told in the actual words of the men, women, and children who lived through a century of war it is a moving insight into the greatest conflicts of ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Ebury Press
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Maggie
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Two things set this book apart: genuineness and variety. This book records the experiences of real, ordinary people living in the war. For the most part, the people chosen were not great leaders, and their actions and decisions did not affect more than a few people. Their accounts represent what the average person experienced, which made it easy for me to inmerse myself in the sights and sounds of war.

More than any other book I've read, this book captures many different perspectives on war.
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This book is quite wonderful. It is an anthology of experiences from both World Wars, drawing on first hand accounts both military and civilian, allied and axis. Divided into sections such as Grim Reality, The Kindness of Strangers, Into Battle, The Human Cost, 'Lest We Forget' gives a fascinating historical insight into the human face of the two wars and, in particular the extraordinary strengths that lie behind quite ordinary people. The stories are fascinating and uplifiting; sometimes ...more
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Max Arthur is an author who specialises in first-hand recollections of historical events. He has worked closely with the Imperial War Museum to bring together two books in the Forgotten Voices series, Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. Prior to becoming a writer, he served with the Royal Air Force and for some years was an actor.