Saunders, Nicholas J.


Stroud, 1st ed., 2007. Vi + 250 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 17cm. FINE. Today, hardly a month passes without some dramatic and sometimes tragic discovery being made along the old killing fields of the Western Front. Graves of British soldiers ; whole ‘underground cities’ of trenches, dugouts and shelters, sometimes with blankets and newspapers scattered where they were left ; field hospitals ; hundreds of miles of tunnels marked with graffiti by dead hands ; tons of volatile bombs and gas canisters waiting to explode. Killing Time takes a unique look at the living reality of the First World War. It brings together widely scattered discoveries, (many not previously published in English), and offers fresh insights into the human dimension of the war. Exploring discoveries in the trenches, family photographs, diaries and souvenirs, this book reveals that the archaeology of the Great War embraces not only battlefields but also museums and homes.

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