Lest Devon Forgets

Lest Devon Forgets - Sacrifice and the Creation of Great War Memorials

(Todd Gray)  £12.99

DEVON BOOK of the YEAR 2010*

(Published 18.10.10 Paperback only ISBN 9781903356562 Pages 248 Size HT 210 mm width 140 mm)

Highly illustrated with 137 Black and white photographs, and, 20 colour photographs of stained glass windows. Fully indexed.

The book is researched from original sources and Todd Gray has visited all of Devonís ancient parishes.

It examines the reasons behind why the monuments to the dead men and women of the Great War vary so much from place to place within the county. The Discussions, the co-operation and the controversy at the time of their choosing and since. This book is fascinating and detailed and will give the reader a new appreciation of the monuments in their various forms. It brings alive the feelings at the time of their erection and reminds us of how easy it is to forget the sacrifice made by those honoured.

Chapters include-:
The Public Appetite for memorials
Creating the memorials
The Choice of memorial
Beneficial memorials
The controversy over some of the memorials
The messages on the memorials
Additional illustrations (opens in new browser window)

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