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Welcome to Lou's Trench


My Collection
WWI Facts
Suggested Reading
The Great War Postcards
Belleau Woods, France
Suggested Reading

If people do not study history they are doomed to repeat it.

The wearing of a poppy on Veterans' Day was inspired by one of the most famous of the Great War Poems by Canadian John McCrae, himself to be one of the war dead.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing ,fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved and now we lie
In Flanders Fields .

Testament of Youth
(Vera Brittain)

Victory 1918
(Alan Palmer)

The Pity of War
(Niall Ferguson)

The First World War (John Keegan)

Back to the Front (Stephen O'Shea)

To the Last Man
(Lyn Macdonald)

A Farewell To Arms
(Ernest Hemmingway)

Joe's War Memoirs of a Doughboy
(Joseph N. Rizzi)

First World War
(John D. Clare)

Eye Deep in Hell (John Ellis)

The Great War (Cyril Falls)

World War I (Zachary Kent)

The Great War (Jay Winter & Blaine Baggett)

The Middle Parts of Fortune (Frederic Manning)

Letters from a Lost Generation
First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and
Four Friends