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



10 thoughts on “Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War

  1. Inger Inger says:

    Remarkable stories, evocatively told drawing on sources that draw a rich, intimately personal history of the war that will appeal to both military and social historians as well as lay readers, hoping for an accessible, engaging and layered look at the war from the perspective of individuals The portrait that emerges is both specific to the Etonians including their privileged social position and universal in the horrors they encountered.


  2. Ian McIntosh Ian McIntosh says:

    As the veterans of World War II pass away much attention is being paid to that conflict Countless popular books and movies have kept the war with the axis powers at the forefront of the public consciousness Sadly, the Second World War seems to cast its immense shadow over the trenches of the Great War from 1914 1918 causing it to slowly disappear in the mist of history This very well written and meticulously researched book by Alexandra Churchill portrays the war through the eyes and experien As the veterans of World War II pass away much attention is being paid to that conflict Countless popular books and movies have kept the war with the axis powers at the forefront of the public consciousness Sadly, the Second World War seems to cast its immense shadow over the trenches of the Great War from 1914 1918 causing it to slowly disappear in the mist of history This very well written and meticulously researched book by Alexandra Churchill portrays the war through the eyes and experiences of the young men from Britain s Eton College who suffered unimaginable losses Churchill takes the reader from the storied campus of the college itself to not only the mud filled and bloody trenches of Europe, but to the air above, the middle eastern desert, and the sea battles of Jutland Even Churchill s accounting of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the resulting effect of America s entry into the war is done with detail and skill Throughout the book Churchill shows the ability of the best history writers to take the reader directly into battle with the soldiers, sailors, and airmen And in following the young men from Eton, Churchill gives a unique perspective on this, the War to End All Wars Churchill has done great service to the soldiers of that war by writing a book that so honors their bravery and sacrifice and helps ensure that they will not be easily forgotten


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Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War ✶ Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War Epub ✹ Author Alexandra Churchill – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A photograph of three friends on the football field, taken in Less than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium This story is typical of many schoolboys ac A photograph of three friends on the football Thunder: The Kindle Ô field, taken inLess than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium This story is typical of many schoolboys across Britain who signed up for or were conscripted to fight Blood and Epub / in World War I In this groundbreaking new book, historian Alexandra Churchill tells the story of World War I through the extraordinary band of brothers from Britain s most famous public school, Eton, following them as they stepped out of the classroom, into the army and and Thunder: The PDF/EPUB Ä onto the battlefields before they had left their teenage years behind Beginning on the banks of the Thames as they worked and played in privilege, the ghastly realities of war are retold in these moving pages.