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The Road Home

The Road Home

How the men and women of Britain found ‘the road home’ after the Great War. From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE LOST POST.

11am, 11.11.1918: the war is finally over.

After four long years Britain welcomed her heroes home. Wives and mothers were reunited with loved ones they’d feared they’d never see again. Fathers met sons and daughters born during the war years for the very first time. It was a time of great joy – but it was also a time of enormous change.

The soldiers and nurses who survived life at the Front faced the reality of rebuilding their lives in a society that had changed beyond recognition. How did the veterans readjust to civilian life? How did they cope with their war wounds, work and memories of lost comrades? And what of the people they returned to – the independent young women who were asked to give up the work they had been enjoying, the wives who had to readjust to life with men who seemed like strangers?
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Genre: Humanities / History / Military History / First World War

On Sale: 17th April 2014

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781780228846

Reviews

This fascinating and sensitive accuont shows how veterans coped with war wounds, work and memories of those lost.
HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
Fascinating and highly readable. Now that no one is around to tell these stories it is invaluable that they have been put into print -- especially in such an accessible form.
CATHOLIC HERALD
Arthur's easily digestible anthology of poignant memories and personal testimonies is as moving as it is important.
BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
A poignant and profound collection of memories, it provides essential reading for all.
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
A deeply poignant and thought provoking read.
SOUTH WALES ARGUS