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 http://messines1917.blogspot.be

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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

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89100015791;view=2up;seq=1

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

http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/130-books-about-the-war/

Don’t everyone fight over the books!

www.bookfinder.com/