Clive Aslet

War Memorial

War Memorial

The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003


War Memorial unravels many stories of heroism in war during the twentieth century. Through one war memorial, 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.