Monday, September 16, 2013

A good read

"Britain lost one million souls during the war of 1914-18 and of the millions who came home to the ‘Land fit for heroes’ a number went on to achieve their version of stardom or notoriety…"  This is how one reviewer starts his review of 'Famous 1914-1918.

It is filled with interesting stories about many famous Britain's and there experiences in WW1.
They include; A.A.Milne, J.R.R. Tolkien and of course Churchill and Mallory.
And for us Sherlockians the inclusion of Rathbone and Bruce.

We sometimes don't remember or realize that many of our favorite personalities had lives other than the way we see them on screen or in the news.
This book reminds us of that.
Each section is short and insightful.
A quick and easy read..

Both Rathbone and Bruce suffered great injury or loss in the war, and much of it must have remained with them the rest of their lives.

(Rathbone in uniform)

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