Love Letters of the Great War

4.22 based on 128 ratings & 13 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan

Publication date: 16.01.2014
ISBN: 9781447249931
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever written. Many of the letters collected here are eloquent declarations of love and longing; others contain wrenching accounts of fear, jealousy and betrayal; and a number share sweet dreams of home. But in all the correspondence - whether from British, American, French, German, Russian, Australian and Canadian troops in the height of battle, or from the heartbroken wives and sweethearts left behind - there lies a truly human portrait of love and war. A century on from the start of the First World War, these letters offer an intimate glimpse into the hearts of men and women separated by conflict, and show how love can transcend even the bleakest and most devastating of realities.

In the media

emotive and poignant
Sunday Post
The passions of war are universal: these letters reflect the constancy of gallantry, intimacy and grief.
The Times
touching and fascinating first-hand accounts ... a brilliant collection, and a must-read for both young and old
Press and Journal