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Boy Soldiers of the Great War

Boy Soldiers of the Great War

by Richard van Emden

Editorial: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781408824726
Número de páginas: 416
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 11 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-25


The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored. Boy Soldiers of the Great War tells for the ...