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By Harry Scott

ISBN-10: 1494363437

ISBN-13: 9781494363437

'Berwick-upon-Tweed – For King and Country', is an engaging tale in regards to the lives of the folks of a customary English coastal city in the course of international battle 1, ‘The nice War’. The booklet describes the temper of patriotism which swept via all degrees of society in the beginning of the struggle and contains sketches commonly released encouraging males to affix the army. The publication describes the sensation of optimism one of the people who the battle will be over speedy, just for them to witness the ever growing to be casualty lists because the struggle dragged on and the boys from Berwick gave their inquisitive about ‘King and Country’. It additionally decribes the hazards as a result of armed squaddies blending with the civilian population.
The booklet includes letters from Berwick’s infantrymen struggling with at ‘The Front’, with tales in their heroism, in addition to their affliction as they lay wounded at the battlefield or in army hospitals. There are pictures of many younger males from Berwick who went off to battle by no means to come back, and prisoners of warfare inform of the tough and inhumane remedy they suffered by the hands in their German captors.
One guy who captured the temper of Berwick and development of the warfare because it wore alongside its bloody direction used to be Thomas gray, “The Footplate Poet”. regardless of receiving nationwide popularity for his paintings, Thomas is a forgotten poet of Berwick, yet in the course of his study Harry Scott came across numerous of his wartime poems that are reproduced during this publication.
James Walker from Berwick, a famous authority and writer of a number of pictorial books at the heritage of Berwick, has written a really relocating and proposal scary foreword to the book.

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