AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN : BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS.

Boorman, Derek.


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William Sessions, The Ebor Press, York, 1st ed., 1988. Vi + 172 pp., frontis., + 32 cold., + 301 b&w photo-ills. Hardback, laminated boards ; 30 x 21cm. Spine faded o/w V.G.+. After World War I Britain’s public grief and pride were given practical expression in the creation of memorials. These took the form of thousands of plaques, statues, monuments and even complete buildings such as hospitals. However, scarcely two generations later, many of them are in poor condition or have been completely destroyed when churches were deconsecrated or factories demolished. This book, exploring some 300 First World War memorials in the UK, draws attention to some that are in danger and describes others of particular interest or merit. Illustrated with 32 coloured photographs and over 300 in black & white, this book also contains a useful index making it a valuable reference.


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