Famous: 1914-1918 (BOK)

Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk

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Famous tells the Great War stories of twenty of Britain's most respected, best known and even notorious celebrities. They include politicians, actors, writers, an explorer, a sculptor and even a murderer. The generation that grew up in the late 19th Century enlisted enthusiastically in the defence of the country. Many would become household names such as Basil Rathbone, the definitive Sherlock Holmes, AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, and Arnold Ridley who found fame and public affection as the dour Scotsman Fraser, and the gentle and genial Godfrey, in Dad's Army. From politicians such as Harold Macmillan and Winston Churchill to writers includsing JB Priestley, and JRR Tolkein, from sculptors like Henry Moore, to composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, their fame and influence continue even into the 21st Century. The authors have discovered the exact locations where these celebrities saw action. They tell the story of where CS Lewis was wounded and invalided home, and how Basil Rathbone won the Military Cross for a trench raid (while dressed as a tree). Each story is examined in detail with pictures taken of the very spot where the actions took place. There are maps of the area that will guide enterprising readers to walk in the footsteps of their heroes.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Richard Van Emden, Vic Piuk Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781848841970 Antall sider 352
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3cm Vekt 408 gram
Emner og form British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War