Going to the wars. by John Verney

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This superb book explains the trials and tribulation of the peoples that had the misfortune to be caught up in the conflict. Be that the injured, the prisoners and even the children Carlton tells their story.4/5. About the Author. Sir Max Hastings, author of numerous books including Armageddon, Going to the Wars, and Das Reich, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, then for six years he edited the Evening Standard.

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