Boy Soldiers of the Great War

by Richard van Emden

Bloomsbury Publishing | November 8, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored.

Boy Soldiers of the Great War
tells for the first time the incredible stories of the boys who went to fight for their country. Richard van Emden, having amassed a unique collection of personal testimonies and hitherto unpublished diaries and letters, brings to life their stories of heroism and sacrifice.

This edition has been completely revised and updated.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1408828138

ISBN - 13: 9781408828137

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Boy Soldiers of the Great War

by Richard van Emden

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 8, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1408828138

ISBN - 13: 9781408828137

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The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored.

Boy Soldiers of the Great War
tells for the first time the incredible stories of the boys who went to fight for their country. Richard van Emden, having amassed a unique collection of personal testimonies and hitherto unpublished diaries and letters, brings to life their stories of heroism and sacrifice.

This edition has been completely revised and updated.
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