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Description - They Did not Grow Old by Tim Lynch

In June 1918, 135 teenagers arrived in France as part of the thousands sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. The German Spring offensive had failed, but it was far from over. The coming months would see some of the fiercest, bloodiest, yet least remembered fighting of the war as these young men fi nally broke the trench stalemate and forced the enemy into retreat. During this time, one in four of these teenaged soldiers would be killed and over half of them wounded. Looking beyond the war as portrayed by poets and playwrights, Tim Lynch tells the story of Britain's true Unknown Soldiers - the teenage conscripts who won the war only to be forgotten by history. These were not the naive recruits of 1914 who believed it would all be over by Christmas, but young men who had grown up in wartime - men who knew about the trenches, the gas and the industrialised slaughter, but who, when their time came, answered their country's call anyway. For the first time, following the experiences of a typical reinforcement draft, this book explores what turned men so often dismissed as `shirkers' into a motivated, efficient and professional army, but it also reminds us that in the cemeteries of France and Flanders, behind every headstone is a personal story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752489162
ISBN-10: 075248916X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch is a military historian and author of a number of books and articles. He is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Guild of Battlefield Guides, and has worked with the "No Man's Land" World War I archaeology group. He is the author of "Battlefield Archaeology," "Dunkirk 1940: Whereabouts Unknown," and "Operation Market Garden: The Legend of the Waal Crossing," among other titles. Tim is a regular contributor to "Britain at War" and "Military History" magazine, as well as other British and US publications.

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