Mildred on the Marne
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Mildred on the Marne : Mildred Aldrich, Front-line Witness 1914-1918

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This is the story of 61-year-old Mildred Aldrich and her experiences of the Great War. She retired to a small hill-top house called La Creste in February 1914, with views across the Marne river and valley, little realising she would become embroiled in the first major battle of the war. In spite of the danger she decided to stay and help the British soldiers. Her home was for a few days behind German lines but the British pushed the Germans into retreat and La Creste remained in British territory for the duration. They entrenched in the Marne Valley and Mildred's 'beloved panorama' as she described the view, turned into the valley of horror and death. Informed by journalist Mildred's unpublished journals and voices of those serving in the BEF, along with historical military background, this book examines events from the unique perspective of a remarkable woman who lived through them.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 28mm | 499.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Plates, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752497685
  • 9780752497686
  • 1,722,106

About David Slattery-Christy

David Slattery-Christy is an award-winning playwright and director. His play "Forever Nineteen" was based on Mildred Aldrich and "The Post Card" is a true Titanic story. He worked as a consultant on the Oscar-winning film "Gosford Park."show more

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I never normally put reviews for books, but this one was different. I received it as a gift and really enjoyed it. It makes for thoughtful reflection on history and how things have been shaped in europe over the last 100 years or so. We could do with more people like Mildred around today. It has had great reviews generally and on amazon site - I agree with the filmic potential of Mildred's story and hope that I can in time visit her house in France that is still there.show more
by M Phipps
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