Led by Lions

MPs and Sons Who Fell in the First World War

Neil Thornton

‘Led By Lions—MPs and Sons Who Fell in the First World War' tells the story of over 100 men who went to war and made the ultimate sacrifice. Each entry includes a biography complete with war service and subsequent demise.
Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
Color and B&W photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781556665
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
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$36.95

Overview
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Led By Lions—MPs and Sons Who Fell in the First World War tells the story of over 100 men who went to war and did not return. Whether it be Charles Pollock, who was killed whilst carrying a severely wounded man through a hail of machine-gun fire, Wilfred Nield who, despite having his hand blown off, continued to lead his men forward, or Harold Cawley who when given a job behind the lines protested that he should be fighting and dying with his men. He got his wish. Each individual story is a unique embodiment of sacrifice. This lavishly illustrated book is a tribute to those MP’s and their sons who went to war—never to return.

About The Author
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Through his research, Neil Thornton has contributed to various military publications. He has written articles on a diverse range of British military history and holds workshops for schools, historical groups and the Armed Forces. Neil also involves himself in a variety of military projects. He was born in 1979 and lives in Runcorn, Cheshire with his wife and daughter. He works in the chemical industry.

REVIEWS
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"This book underlines the reality of the Great War where people from all walks of life from royalty to the most humble paid the price and it’s title tips a careful nod to the old chestnut about lions and donkeys in a way that doesn’t stretch the point too much... The pressure to do their bit for King and Country or whatever they believed in was bound to take its toll. Neil Thornton confirms this with a solid piece of work. Good stuff."

- War History Online

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