Cloth $37.95 ISBN: 9781913491031 Published August 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

In Which They Served

The Stories of Five Men and Women of the Great War as Told by Their Medals

Richard Cullen

In Which They Served

Richard Cullen

Distributed for Uniform Press

324 pages | 20 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $37.95 ISBN: 9781913491031 Published August 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
An exploration of World War I told through the diverse lives of its decorated soldiers.

Though there are many books about the heroes of the Great War, relatively few are written about survivors, and even fewer books detail their whole lives or the wider context of their service. In this book, Richard Cullen lets the medals of five decorated soldiers who served and survived tell the story of World War I. 

What do these medals reveal about the people who wore them? Where did they serve? How full were their lives? What wider historical and tactical circumstances surrounded them? Placing their lives in proper political and military contexts, Cullen illuminates the personal side of war—and peace—through the lives of his subjects. Their varied and multilayered accounts tell stories of sadness, compassion, bravery, and the search for fulfillment in postwar life. They served on land, in the air, and at sea, and their untold stories open our eyes to the struggles that so many faced without formal recognition.
Review Quotes
Pennant: The Journal of the Forces Pension Society
"The depth of detail goes beyond the battlefield to describe the social and political worlds in which they lived and served. . . . There is much to learn and upon which to reflect. Readers will certainly be better informed. They may also feel their own emotions touched by the lives and fate of the five, and regret that such lives, representative of many others, have remained unknown and undervalued for so long. This is an unusual book, but it is well worth reading."
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