Download e-book for kindle: Aristocrats Go to War: Uncovering the Zillebeke Cemetery by Jerry Murland

By Jerry Murland

Zillebeke’s small churchyard army cemetery offers the muse for this captivating piece of army and social historical past. the writer has researched into the exploits and backgrounds of 27 fallen squaddies, the bulk being officials of the Guards and Cavalry, in addition to ‘other ranks’ and 6 Canadians.

The consequence is an interesting and relocating e-book that emphasizes the indiscriminate nature of battle. Privilege and wealth have been no safety opposed to bullets and shells and all males despite historical past took their probabilities, status shoulder to shoulder. the first conflict of Ypres in overdue 1914 was once in lots of methods the final stand of ‘Britain’s Contemptible Little military’ (as the Kaiser referred to as it) and the Ypres Salient was once to stay the point of interest of quite a bit scuffling with over the following 4 years.

Thanks to exact study and help from the households involved, the writer has unearthed letters, memorabilia and photographs.

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