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Description - No Finer Courage by Michael Senior

And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds. - Rupert Brooke History tells us that no community in Britain escaped the carnage of the First World War. Up and down the country, war memorials bear silent testimony to the men who went away to fight and never returned. The Lee - a village in Buckinghamshire - was certainly no different. Men from the village joined the local Buckinghamshire Territorial Army battalion and went away to fight; many died serving their King and Country. But The Lee was also special in a number of ways. On the eve of war in August 1914, village life in The Lee was slightly unusual. The village itself was owned by Sir Arthur Liberty, the founder of the Regent Street store. As the Lord of the Manor he had a marked personal impact on village life, introducing The Lee Magazine, which vividly recorded the effects of war on the community. The war was a great leveller: men from rich and poor backgrounds alike joined the colours and fate was even-handed in deciding who survived the hell of the trenches. Michael Senior's compelling narrative interweaves everyday village life and events on the Western Front, drawing on a wide range of unpublished letters, diaries, memo

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750936668
ISBN-10: 0750936665
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 160mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Senior

Michael Senior pursued a career in personnel and human resources management before taking early retirement to concentrate on writing. A history graduate, he has spent several years piecing together the events that form the centrepiece of this book. He lives in a wing of the manor house at The Lee, a factor that inspired him to embark on this work.

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