Memorial Day 2013

More than any other modern war ’14-’18 lives in the memory as the ultimate example of a mismatch between what was at stake and the price that was paid. It is the war of the ‘lost generation’, sacrificed for a cause which, in hindsight, is difficult to pinpoint.”

Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Belgian historian and Associate Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, quoted on



A reading list with 130 titles

George Simmers, who blogs as Great War Fiction, has found a list compiled in 1918. You can download the entire list at;view=2up;seq=1

Here’s George on the list. Don’t miss the comments, and add one of your own.

Don’t everyone fight over the books!