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The Resource Empires of the Dead

Empires of the Dead

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Empires of the Dead
Title
Empires of the Dead
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David Crane
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Empires of the dead
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how one mans vision led to the creation of WWIs war graves
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Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware. Before WWI, little provision was made for the burial of the war dead. Soldiers were often unceremoniously dumped in a mass grave; officers shipped home for burial. The great cemeteries of WWI came about as a result of the efforts of one inspired visionary. In 1914, Fabian Ware joined the Red Cross, working on the frontline in France. Horrified by the hasty burials, he recorded the identity and position of the graves. His work was officially recognised, with a Graves Registration Commission being set up. As reports of their work became public, the Commission was flooded with letters from grieving relatives around the world. Critically acclaimed author David Crane gives a profoundly moving account of the creation of the great citadels to the dead, which involved leading figures of the day, including Rudyard Kipling. It is the story of cynical politicking, as governments sought to justify the sacrifice, as well as the grief of nations, following the 'war to end all wars'
Summary
Offers the story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries, and follows Red Cross worker Fabian Ware, who, horrified by the burials of the war dead, recorded the identity and position of the graves
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10233215
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BT
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1942-
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Crane, David
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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how one man's vision led to the creation of WWI's war graves
Label
Empires of the Dead
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OVERDRIVE:198f88db-e52c-40a8-8859-1b69c649285d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007457243
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optical disk
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Empires of the Dead
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:198f88db-e52c-40a8-8859-1b69c649285d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007457243
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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