Not Forgotten: The Great War and Our Modern Memory
by Neil Oliver
‘Oliver has written a deeply moving book about a war that is rapidly receding in our national consciousness . . . This book tells not merely of captains and kings, but of the ordinary men who battled, and the women who cared for them, more than 90 years ago. They deserve to be remembered’ – The Daily Express
There are 37,780 Great War memorials in Britain, which stand as landmarks to a defining period in British history – and yet one which is slipping away from popular memory.
Not Forgotten is a revealing look at the untold stories lying behind these lists of names – stories of the impact of the Great War on British society, the echoes of which can still be felt today. More than a conflict overseas, it was the catalyst for an extraordinary change. And when the survivors returned after the fighting stopped, it was to a world in which the foundations were being laid for the changed society in which we live today.
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Staughton, 2005 (new edit. 2018)
Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm