This is a continuation of my comments from this post. Because I read Holding the Line on my e-reader, I was able to easily copy quotes that I found interesting. I reproduce them here for my own reference and, hopefully, your enjoyment. Here’s a bit about the equipment assigned to each infantryman: Hanging from the […]
My next book for The WWI Challenge is Holding the Line by Harold Baldwin. It’s a memoir that was published in February 1918, when most memoirs I have looked at seem to have been written and published in the years after the war was over, in the 1920s and even the 1930s. That’s Baldwin over […]
The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil (1919) is available for free download at Gutenberg.org. I chose this book for the The WWI Challenge for several reasons. I already had it on my e-reader, along with a number of others by the same author. I needed to read an English school story as […]
This review contains spoilers. I’ve never read the novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo; all of my comments are based on the Spielberg movie. I imagine the novel is a much different experience, because it allows for narration from the horse’s point of view. In the movie, the horse is not given a voice. As […]
For the first time ever, I’ve decided to participate in a reading challenge. War Through the Generations is hosting a 2012 challenge to read “fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, etc. with WWI as the primary or secondary theme. Books can take place before, during, or after the war, so long as the conflicts that led to […]
A reader, Sarah, brought this site to my attention. It has quite a lot of information on women nurses in wartime, from the American Revolution through Vietnam. It includes links to a number of other online resources.
I’m attempting to compile a list of mystery series that are set during World War One or shortly afterwards (say, through the 1920s) that refer back to the war or the resulting social changes. I am looking for suggestions! Doesn’t matter if you liked the series or not. Here’s what I have so far: –Anne […]