Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder : The Boys of Eton College and the First World War

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In 1914, the First World War broke out, and from the very beginning schoolboys across Britain signed up for to fight. Later many more were conscripted into the army. Among them were old boys from Britain's most famous public school, Eton. Thousands of them flocked to the front, with many of them stepping out of the classroom, into the army and onto the battlefields before they had left their teenage years behind. Over 1,200 of them would not return.

Historian Alexandra Churchill's groundbreaking narrative recounts the history of the Great War from the viewpoint of an extraordinary band of brothers, from the banks of the Thames as they worked and played in privilege to the ghastly realities of war in the fields of France, Belgium and beyond.

ALEXANDRA CHURCHILL is a researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared in numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1) and The Big Dig (Channel 5). This is her first book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 30mm | 699.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752490036
  • 9780752490038
  • 1,007,869

About Alexandra Churchill

Alexandra Churchill is a researcher and historian who has researched and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including "Timewatch," "Fighting the Red Baron," and "Titanic with Len Goodman." She is currently researching and filming a two-part WWI documentary. This is her first book.
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