Empires of the Dead

Empires of the Dead How One Man's Vision Led to the Creation of WWI's War Graves

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.

The extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.

In the wake of the First World War, Britain and her Empire faced the enormous question of how to bury the dead. Critically-acclaimed author David Crane describes how the horror of the slaughter motivated an ambulance commander named Fabian Ware to establish the Commonwealth war cemeteries.

Behind these famous monuments - the Cenotaph, Tyne Cot, Menin Gate, Etaples amongst them - lies a deeply moving story; 'Empires of the Dead' chronicles a generation coming to terms with grief on a colossal scale.

Book information

ISBN: 9780007456680
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: William Collins
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.465
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 289 , 24 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 320g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 24mm