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March 4, 2014

First World War: love letters from the trenches

First World War: love letters from the trenches
"A new book gathers together the most moving, intimate and fascinating correspondence to and from soldiers fighting in the First World War." [Mandy Kirkby on]

"Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever written. Many of the letters collected here are eloquent declarations of love and longing; others contain wrenching accounts of fear, jealousy and betrayal; and a number share sweet dreams of home. 

But in all the correspondence - whether from British, American, French, German, Russian, Australian and Canadian troops in the height of battle, or from the heartbroken wives and sweethearts left behind - there lies a truly human portrait of love and war. " []

Go to to see some of the letters and photos from this book “Love Letters of the Great War” (Macmillan), edited by Mandy Kirkby. Available on as Love Letters of the Great War 

If you love old letters, you might want to visit Past Voices which publishes letters from soldiers and civilians in the 19th and 20th centuries. 





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