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The Unknown Soldier

Author : Neil Hanson
ISBN : 9781446421901
Genre : History
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Of all the million British dead of the First World War, only one - the Unknown Soldier - was ever returned to his native land. An anonymous symbol of all those lost without trace in the carnage of the battlefields, he was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey amid an outpouring of grief that brought the whole nation to a standstill, far outweighing even the emotion expressed over the death of Princess Diana over eighty years later. Inspired by this example, almost every combatant nation buried its own Unknown Soldier and the graves became the focus of a pilgrimage that still continues today. Drawing on largely unpublished letters and diaries, Neil Hanson has resurrected the lives and experiences of three unknown soldiers - a Briton, a German and an American. Every word is based on the testimony of those who fought, those who died and those who mourned. Few books have ever shown the terrible reality of warfare in such compelling, unforgettable detail, or told such a moving story of human life and loss. Amid all their sufferings, the common humanity of the men and their loved ones shines through. Each soldier lives on in the memory of his family to this day. They stand at the head of a ghost army three million strong, all of whom have no known grave. Their story is the story of the Unknown Soldier.
Category: History

The Unknown Soldier

Author : Linda Granfield
ISBN : 043993558X
Genre : Monuments aux morts / Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
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In the aftermath of the First World War, countries mourned their fallen sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. In 1920, in both France and England, memorials were erected to those lost heroes who had remained anonymous. Around the world other countries followed suit, each country creating it's own version of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Now, award-winning author Linda Granfield presents her own tribute to these fallen soldiers. Taking readers on a journey to the Tombs in more than a dozen countries, Ms. Granfield shares over 100 photos and images that ultimately reveal a timeless lesson: this November and every November we must remember those who served - both known and unknown.
Category: Monuments aux morts / Ouvrages pour la jeunesse

The Unknown Soldier

Author : Mickey Zucker Reichert
ISBN : 9781473224940
Genre : Fiction
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When Shawna Nicholson, Chief Resident of an Iowa hospital, treats an emergency patient who came from the future with multiple wounds and amnesia, neither Shawna nor the mystery man is prepared for the deadly pursuers determined to destory Shawna's patient and anyone who tries to stop them.
Category: Fiction

The Unknown Soldier

Author : Gerald Seymour
ISBN : 9781444760446
Genre : Fiction
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Deep in the world’s greatest desert, the leadership of Al Qaeda, hunted and pursued, is regrouping to strike again. In this group one man stands out. His loyalty to the cause is total. To look into his face and memorise it is to court death. Searching for him amid the endless dunes are American and British experts in counter-terrorism. But the Outsider is no ordinary prey. If the Outsider is allowed to disappear again, he will re-emerge in a busy western city with a suitcase designed to wreak mass murder on detonation . . .
Category: Fiction

The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Modern Mourning And The Reinvention Of The Mystical Body

Author : Laura Wittman
ISBN : 9781442643390
Genre : History
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At the end of the First World War, countries across Europe participated in an unprecedented ritual in which a single, anonymous body was buried to symbolize the overwhelming trauma of the battlefields. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier explores the creation and reception of this symbolic national burial as an emblem for modern mourning. Bringing together literature, newspaper accounts, wartime correspondence, and popular culture, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier examines how the Unknown Soldier was imagined in diverse national contexts and used by radically opposed political parties. Laura Wittman argues that this monument established a connection between the wounded body vulnerable to the war machine and a modern identity defined by common mortality and social alienation. Highly original and interdisciplinary, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier powerfully links the symbolic language and ethics of mourning to a fascinating national ritual.
Category: History

Arlington National Cemetery And The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Author : Jinnow Khalid
ISBN : 9781508160939
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The United States commemorates unidentified fallen soldiers in a special way. All unknown soldiers that have lost their lives since World War I are honored through tombs, which symbolize the courage and bravery possessed by the unknown people buried inside them. Arlington Cemetery, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, boasts a peaceful atmosphere appropriate for the burial ground of hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers. This title uses primary sources and stunning imagery to introduce students to the history behind one of the country’s most unifying institutions.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Unknown Soldier

Author : Jim Owsley
ISBN : OCLC:37991299
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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The Unknown Soldier

Author : Coningsby Dawson
ISBN : UVA:X002031231
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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The Unknown Soldier

Author : Michael Hastings
ISBN : UOM:39015049742573
Genre : Fiction
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Walt Meredith, working on behalf of America's MIAs, uncovers the identity of the Unkown Soldier of Vietnam and discovers that Pentagon officials are deliberately covering up the true story of how the soldier met with his death
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Love Of An Unknown Soldier

Author : John Howlett
ISBN : 9781471087127
Genre : Fiction
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Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already one of the 'veterans' of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning off a tin of very intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. Trying to protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A former volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she has ended up a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. We are two strangers who meet in hell, she writes to Harry when he finally tracks her down. We come from two different worlds and have no mutual friends. Why should we hide anything from one another? Love Of An Unknown Soldier is the first volume in the Harry and Annie Series. A Long Road Home, When War Came Again, First Snow of Winter and Last Snow of Winter are available as paperback or ebook.
Category: Fiction