British Postcards of the First World War
Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most numerous, and most telling, surviving artefacts of the Great War. They tell us much about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men's lives, and into the thoughts and emotions of those left behind. Very different in their illustration, and in their writing, between the beginning of the war and the end, postcards provide a social history of the war in microcosm. Illustrated with a wide range of postcards, this is a fascinating look into the response of the British people to the horrors of the war.
- Electronic book text | 64 pages
- 22 Nov 2011
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
- Bloomsbury Shire
- United Kingdom
- 10 b/w; 70 col
About Peter Doyle
Peter Doyle is a scientist and military historian specialising in the role of terrain in warfare. In addition to numerous scientific books and papers, he has written: Tommy's War 1914-1918 (Crowood 2008), The Home Front: 1939-45 (Crowood, 2007, with Paul Evans); Beneath Flanders Fields: The Underground War 1914-18 (Spellmount, 2004, with Peter Barton and Johan Vandewalle) and Grasping Gallipoli (Spellmount, 2005, with Peter Chasseaud). He has written several books for Shire, including The British Soldier of the First World War.