Lest Devon Forgets, by Todd Gray

£15.99
Lest Devon Forgets, by Todd Gray
Lest Devon Forgets, by Todd Gray

Published by the Mint Press in 2010, 248 pages. Paperback (N5954X1)

This book provides a fascinating history of the First World War memorials located in Devon, and explores the reasons behind why many of the monuments to the dead men and women of the Great War vary so much from place to place within the county. There are chapters on The Public Appetite for memorials in the aftermath of the war, Creating the memorials, The Choice of memorial, Beneficial memorials, The controversy over some of the memorials, Cemeteries, The messages on the memorials, and more!

From the rear side cover: More than 11,000 Devon men and women died in the Great War and some two thousand memorials were created to honour their service and sacrifice. A network of these individually unique monuments were placed in the landscape to remind future generations of their stuggle to win the First World War. Many survive but today lie unnoticed. Crosses, obelisks, parks, village halls, stained glass and other church embellishments were created as each city, town and village in Devon sought to find their own way to commemorate the war and those who helped win it. Two generations later the story of how this was achieved - with great discussion, sometimes cooperation and occasionally great controversy, is now finally told...

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and tidy, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note the left and right hand edges of the book curve gently upwards from where it has been stored flat on the shelves.
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