Hidden Stories of the First World War
Distributed for British Library
Lieutenant Andrews’s story is just one of the thirty-two true-life accounts found in Jackie Storer’s Hidden Stories of the First World War. Storer traveled across Europe, interviewing hundreds along the way and collecting old memorabilia and photographs, to immortalize these forgotten true tales of love, death, and adventure from the battlefields to the home fronts of World War I. From the gifted chemist who faked his own suicide to go on the run with his bigamous bride, to the boy who survived the sinking of Kitchener’s ship only to drown months later, to the woman who helped a priest swim to freedom, these accounts—written in the form of feature articles—tell the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people who were caught up in the Great War.
Copiously illustrated with photos, maps, and documents—among them a recently discovered postcard from a wounded Adolf Hitler—this collection, published to coincide with the centenary of World War I, offers a touching personal dimension to the four-year conflict.