The Barnetby Boys, by Roger Frankish, subtitled 'A Brief Account of events in Barnetby and the fate of its Boys during the Great War 1914-1919'
Book published by Reveille in 2014, 320 pages. Paperback (N5746)
Barnetby (also known as Barnetby le Wold)is a small village in North Lincolnshire, situated between Scunthorpe and Grimsby, and this book provides a fascinating account of events in the village and the fate of its men (who served) during the First World War
From the rear side cover: War memorials are a staple feature of British life. Their ubiquity serves as a reminder of the price paid by previous generations, and in particular those who fought in the Great War. Yet often the individual nature of these memorials gets lost in the scale of the conflict:, such was its devastating cost in life and limb. The Barnetby Boys explores just one of these memorials, tracing the lives and deaths of those whose names are engraved into its stone surface. In doing so Roger Frankish makes startling connections between a world war, those who fought and died on its foreign battlefields and a small English village, showing how the repercussions of modern warfare are felt far beyond the hellish front lines.
Expertly researched, with wonderful photographs and a very personal undercurrent, The Barnetby Boys is a book on the Great War that is not to be missed.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.