Boy Soldiers Of The Great War.

Richard Van Emden



When war broke out in 1914, no one was more caught up in the popular tide of patriotism than the young boys who wanted to fight for King and country.

This is their untold story - the heroics of boys aged as young as thirteen who enlisted for full combat training. Meet, for example, Dick Trafford who was gassed and wounded three times and went over the top with one ear drum burst by the noise of battle before he was just sixteen.

At the time their stories were buried in censorship and government control. Now, the last survivors, all well over 100 years old, have their chance to hand down their stories of sacrifice and survival. Drawing on these unique testimonies, as well as diaries and letters, Richard van Emden makes this truly insightful investigation into the perennially affecting topic of children and war.

Language English
ISBN-10 0755313038
ISBN-13 978-0755313037
No of pages 340
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Published Date 01 May 2006

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