War Memorial

The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2011

» Clive Aslet

Viking Adult
Hardback : 25 Oct 2012



Who were the men and women whose names are commemorated on war memorials around the country? Where did they live - and how and why did they die?

Such questions usually go unanswered, but this book for the first time unravels the story of one war memorial, in the Dartmoor village of Lydford. Through original documents, Clive Aslet traces in vivid detail the lives of the twenty-two men, and one woman, who made the supreme sacrifice fighting for Britain in the two World Wars, the Falklands and Iraq.

The result is an intimate portrait of one corner of the countryside in the twentieth century, and an extraordinary tale of the endurance and bravery of otherwise ordinary people - farmers, masons, railway-workers, landowners, schoolchildren - who, but for the war memorial, would be forgotten.

War Memorial is about the people who laid down their lives for us, and who will always be remembered.

Clive Aslet - War Memorial

Clive Aslet talks about the inspiration behind his new book War Memorial.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780670921539
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 368
Published : 25 Oct 2012
Publisher : Viking Adult

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War Memorial

The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2011

» Clive Aslet


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