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Title: Soldiers: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001
Description: London, Chatto and Windus. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 0-7011-6954-0) Hardcover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. An in-depth study of the character and spirit of soldiers. This book takes as its starting point interviews with Chelsea Pensioners whose lives in the army span the 20th century, and who have seen action from World War I to Korea. Author Philip Ziegler is fascinated by the value that war veterans share, which the army must have inculcated in them: self-discipline, acceptance of risk and pain, patriotism, and solidarity with their fellow soldiers. Of course there is sometimes bigotry, narrow-mindedness and even blinkered stupidity. Ziegler also addresses the question of whether army values are still admired in modern British society. Above all though, this book celebrates the lives and attitudes of soldiers and comes to an understanding of the ethos that means so much to them. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Soldier Army War Chelsea Pensioners Hospital 0701169540

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: Books & Bygones
- Book number: 15316