An eye witness account
of Trench Warfare and the Christmas Truce in 1914
On August 5th 1914, Robert Hamilton left his young family behind in Devon to start a momentous six month journey through France and Belgium with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Captain Robert Hamilton's original diary has been reproduced, word for word, along with an informative commentary by Robert’s grandson, Andrew Hamilton and Great War enthusiast Alan Reed.
The authors have integrated into the text a wide
range of contemporary evidence, including the cartoons of Robert’s famous friend Bruce Bairnsfather, and a variety of original photographs. They have also recreated important episodes in his life, including a fascinating reconstruction of the Christmas Truce between the Warwicks and the Saxons in No Man’s Land.
STOLEN LIVES - Individual Tragedies of the Great War
By Andrew Hamilton and Alan Reed
Is due to be published in late March 2014.
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STOLEN LIVES is a collection of biographies of soldiers (and a nurse) who were sacrificed for King and Country during the Great War. They are from a wide cross section of society. Many had achieved much, others had unfulfilled hopes and aspirations. Their personal stories offer an insight into:
• The duty-inspired patriotism of August 1914
• The horrors of life in the trenches
• The humour and comradeship in adversity
• The effects of death on comrades and loved ones
Readers follow an unusual guided tour of the cemeteries and memorials of Northern France and Belgium to discover where those featured are buried or commemorated.