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Where Poppies Blow - The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War

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Product description

Winner of the 2017 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing. During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the ground, closer to nature than many humans had lived for centuries. Animals provided comfort and interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches - bird-watching, for instance, was probably the single most popular hobby among officers. Soldiers went fishing in flooded shell holes, shot hares in no-man's land for the pot, and planted gardens in their trenches and billets. Nature was also sometimes a curse - rats, spiders and lice abounded, and disease could be biblical. But above all, nature healed, and, despite the bullets and blood, it inspired men to endure. Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of how nature gave the British soldiers of the Great War a reason to fight, and the will to go on.

1st edition (2016) hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition.

Item details

Author(s):
John Lewis-Stempel
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1st 2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297869264
ISBN-13:
9780297869269
Number of pages:
374
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
Where Poppies Blow - The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War

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Winner of the 2017 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing. During the Great War, soldiers lived inside the ground, closer to nature than many humans had lived for centuries. Animals provided comfort and interest to fill the blank hours in the trenches - bird-watching, for instance, was probably the single most popular hobby among officers. Soldiers went fishing in flooded shell holes, shot hares in no-man's land for the pot, and planted gardens in their trenches and billets. Nature was also sometimes a curse - rats, spiders and lice abounded, and disease could be biblical. But above all, nature healed, and, despite the bullets and blood, it inspired men to endure. Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of how nature gave the British soldiers of the Great War a reason to fight, and the will to go on.

1st edition (2016) hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition.

Author(s):
John Lewis-Stempel
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1st 2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297869264
ISBN-13:
9780297869269
Number of pages:
374
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
Where Poppies Blow - The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War

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