They shall grown not old,
as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.
– ‘For The Fallen’ – Laurence Binyon
Poppies adorn the lapels of many, as a reminder of those that fought for our country. At Blackpool Library Service, a number of books surround us that paint a picture of the wars that have struck this country, interlacing political motives with vivid and personal accounts. They guide us on a journey from the beginning to the aftermath; showing how countries united to give us the freedom and independence that we have today. Children at schools are learning about their bravery, and borrowers are reminiscent of their heroism and valour.
Delve into the lives of war veterans through their diaries to understand their experiences;
• Tommy’s War: First World War Diary 1913-1918 – Thomas Livingstone
• We Were Young and at War – Sarah Wallis
• One Hundred Days: The Memoir of the Falklands Battle Group Commander – Sandy Woodward
• In Foreign Fields: Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan in Their Own Words – Dan Collins
Or search the library catalogue here.
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” – Winston Churchill