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The Missing of the Somme

Narrated by: John Hopkins
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: History, First World War
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The Missing of the Somme has become a classic meditation upon war and remembrance. It weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and films, poetry and sculptures, graveyards and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War.

©2012 Geoff Dyer (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

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As somebody much wiser than me said...

.. this is the great, Great War book of our time. It’s not a history but a response to the art, poetry, photography and architecture that arose from the mud. It’s also a sometimes very funny mini travelogue of a visit to the western front. The last few pages, a visit to the Thiepval monument are just so lyrical and lovely... Dyer has put into words what I feel about that place. Recommended.

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