Download PDF by Jerry Murland: Aristocrats Go to War: Uncovering the Zillebeke Cemetery

By Jerry Murland

Zillebeke’s small churchyard army cemetery presents the muse for this fascinating piece of army and social historical past. the writer has researched into the exploits and backgrounds of 27 fallen squaddies, the bulk being officials of the Guards and Cavalry, in addition to ‘other ranks’ and 6 Canadians.

The final result is an engaging and relocating e-book that emphasizes the indiscriminate nature of battle. Privilege and wealth have been no safeguard opposed to bullets and shells and all males despite heritage took their percentages, status shoulder to shoulder. the first conflict of Ypres in overdue 1914 used to be in lots of methods the final stand of ‘Britain’s Contemptible Little military’ (as the Kaiser known as it) and the Ypres Salient was once to stay the focal point of a lot combating over the subsequent 4 years.

Thanks to certain learn and help from the households involved, the writer has unearthed letters, memorabilia and photographs.

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