Departing radically from traditional histories, A WAR IN WORDS tells the story of the First World War on a compelling, human scale through the letters and diaries of its participants -- whether combatants, eyewitnesses or victims. Powerful individual stories are interwoven to form an extraordinary narrative that follows the chronology of the war, in words written on the battlefield and on leave, under occupation and under siege. Taking us from the killing fields of the Western Front to the unforgiving waters of the North Sea, it is a remarkable new insight into the British at war, and a major addition to First World War literature.
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Svetlana Palmer was born in Moscow and educated in Russia and Britain, where she has lived since 1990. She is a researcher and producer and her credits include THE COLD WAR and THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN COLOUR. Sarah Wallis has worked as a researcher and producer on a number of contemporary and historical films about Europe, including the BBC's award-winning PEOPLE'S CENTURY. This is their first book.
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