An anthology of serious battle brief tales through British writers, either recognized and lesser-known authors, women and men, throughout the conflict and after its end
These tales may be able to illustrate the impression of the nice struggle on British society and tradition and the various modes within which brief fiction contributed to the war's literature. the choice covers diverse classes: the conflict years themselves, the recognized growth years of the past due Nineteen Twenties to the more moderen prior within which the 1st international warfare has acquired new cultural interest.
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