IN PRAISE OF THE MEN WHO SERVE US ; SOLDIERS: ARMY LIVES AND LOYALTIES FROM REDCOATS TO DUSTY WARRIORS by Richard Holmes (Harper Press, Pounds 25)
Poole, Oliver, The Evening Standard (London, England)
AT Emmanuel College, Cambridge there is a memorial stone in the main court headed "These sons of this House fell in War". On it are 123 names, casualties from one of Cambridge's smallest colleges in the Great War.
It is a marker to which the late Richard Holmes admits he "gave less thought than I should have done" while an undergraduate there, for those names were "tiny tesserae in a huge mosaic". It is a mosaic that told not only the story of industrialised carnage but that of all the men who had been part of the institution to which Holmes would dedicate his life: the British Army.
This book rectifies that youthful oversight. In it he focuses not on the Army as …
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Publication information: Article title: IN PRAISE OF THE MEN WHO SERVE US ; SOLDIERS: ARMY LIVES AND LOYALTIES FROM REDCOATS TO DUSTY WARRIORS by Richard Holmes (Harper Press, Pounds 25). Contributors: Poole, Oliver - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: September 8, 2011. Page number: 36. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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