Sunday 8 April 2018

Sunday WW1 Remembered...

Whenever I visit the Imperial War Museum North I take time to visit the shop, carefully browsing the shelves for books and memorabilia that highlight WW1. On my most recent visit I came across this quirky little book which is packed full of interesting snippets about the war.

World War One

A Very Peculiar History


Jim Pipe

Book House
192 pages

I've enjoyed flipping through this book, discovering little bits and pieces about the war that I didn't already know. I especially enjoyed reading a section towards the end of the book which mentions famous ex-soldiers, and considers what the twentieth century would have been like if these men hadn't survived their experience of WW1:

Humphrey Bogart 
Bela Lugosi 
Walt Disney 
George Braque
Henry Moore 
Ernest Hemingway 
F Scott Fitzgerald 
A A Milne 
C S Lewis 
J R R Tolkien 
Walter Gropius 
Winston Churchill 
Charles De Gaulle 
Harry S Trueman 
Benito Mussolini
Adolf Hitler

and Angelo Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII


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