Unsolved Historical Mysteries: Answers to Outstanding Historical Puzzles by W. D. RubinsteinUnsolved Historical Mysteries: Answers to Outstanding Historical Puzzles by W. D. Rubinstein

Unsolved Historical Mysteries: Answers to Outstanding Historical Puzzles

byW. D. Rubinstein

Paperback | April 30, 2017

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And he was present when a deserter was shot at dawn. He records all this - and much more - with an unusual humanity.As a bystander living amidst the troops, he often had a special view of the events that unfolded before his eyes. Van Walleghem notes much that mattered to the soldiers there, and to the local people. This includes the influence of bad weather on the mood and morale of both troops and civilians, as well as military events. His comments on the different attitudes of English, Irish, Australian or other Empire troops and divisions are often priceless. But Van Walleghem equally records the misery of the local Flemish population and their relationship with the British rank and file: in bad times such as when a local is accused of spying, but also in good times when a village girl gets married to a British soldier. This diary is not just a forgotten source of the western front, it is one that will forever change our views on the conflict, and on how men and women tried to cope.In a year when many works will be published about Passchendaele this is a unique book.
The author is Adjunct Professor History, Monash University, Melbourne. Formerly Professor of History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Title:Unsolved Historical Mysteries: Answers to Outstanding Historical PuzzlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.46 inPublished:April 30, 2017Publisher:Edward Everett RootLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911454447

ISBN - 13:9781911454441

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“A thorough and absorbing review of the evidence surrounding various unsolved popular mysteries. For me, the merchant seaman was Jack the Ripper, Oswald acted alone in the JFK hit, and the Shakespeare work was supplied by several people. But what do you think? Professor Rubinstein’s cogent delivery and copious footnotes almost implore the reader to reach his own conclusions." - Dr Barry R.Clarke, Daily Telegraph enigmatologist."“a gem of a book…readable and clear.” – Beechcombing, online blog. “eminently sceptical…disposes of all manner of legends and myths.” – John Stroup, Histories of the Hidden God.