Never Forget: Remembering Britain's Armed Forces

In this insightful book we explore how, before, during and after the two world wars, service personnel, veterans and civilians alike come together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Date Published :
January 2023
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Editor :
Martin Mace
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802820140
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$19.50

Overview
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Though the process had started during the Crimean War, and continued into the South African War, it was the events of World War One which ushered in an era of community and national commemoration, honoring servicemen and women, that had never been witnessed before in Britain. As well as the hundreds of thousands left physically or mentally scarred by the fighting, those who most felt the pain of the five years of conflict included friends and families of the dead. Figures released by the British Government in 1920 revealed that 956,703 men and women had been killed or died while serving in the army, with a further 39,527 from the Royal Navy and RAF. With these statistics, it is perhaps unsurprising that the war touched literally every community throughout the nation. It was in this period that the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission began its remarkable work, the Poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance, and the Last Post became known to everyone. In this insightful book we explore how, before, during and after the two world wars, service personnel, veterans and civilians alike come together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

About The Author
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Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty-five years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. Following the success of this book, he established Historic Military Press, which has published a wide range of titles. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, the first issue of which went on sale in May 2007. This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical on the high street. Martin now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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