Boy Soldiers of the Great War

Boy Soldiers of the Great War

The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (November 08, 2012)

Collection: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

Page count: 416 pages

Language: English