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This was a recommendation by one of our local librarians, which initially brought my attention to it I am a US Navy Gulf War I vet who served aboard the USS Normandy CG 60 as a plankowner I became deeply immersed in WWII lore for an extended time finally became satiated with it At some point, having had both grandfathers as a part of WWI, I began to take a greater interest in that conflict Here is some food for thought the US entered WWI on 06 April 1917, so while I was reading this bo This was a recommendation by one of our local librarians, which initially brought my attention to it I am a US Navy Gulf War I vet who served aboard the USS Normandy CG 60 as a plankowner I became deeply immersed in WWII lore for an extended time finally became satiated with it At some point, having had both grandfathers as a part of WWI, I began to take a greater interest in that conflict Here is some food for thought the US entered WWI on 06 April 1917, so while I was reading this book, it had been just over 100 years since that anniversary Think of all that has occurred in the space of that century It is mind boggling The well curated anthology is broken into four 4 sections Front Spies and Intelligence At Home and In Retrospect The most harrowing stories come, naturally, in Front but surprisingly followed by In Retrospect in which the ripple effect is felt well after the end of the war on 11 November 1918 Company Ever may have had the greatest effect on me and they were written fairly contemporarily 1989 1995, respectively The latter has a line Might there not be, at some point in the first decades of the twenty first century, one final moment, lit by evening sun, before the whole thing was handed over to the archivists I hope not My grandfathers are long deceased as is my father and his brother my uncle while I have toured the Normandy beachheads repeatedly, I have yet to see Flanders Fields I enjoyed is that the correct verb this anthology so much that I have now requested its companion volume of poetry from the library.A couple of last thoughts 1 Be prepared for a LOT of footnotes I was able to gloss over many of them as a veteran who speaks the lingo, but not all of them It can make for slow er reading 2 The three maps of The Western Front at the back of the book are really fascinating 3 I want to read Robt Laurence Binyon s poem, To the Fallen at both Memorial Day Veterans Day A 5 minus rather than a full 5 star, but a superb anthology, well presented and with almost no duds In a book this size that s a big achievement Well done, you German editors Frankly a bit disappointing, this Penguin anthology A few of the stories are only peripherally about war, in particular D H Lawrence s Tickets, Please and Robert Grossman s Company , and though the general level of the stories is passable, many of theeminent practitioners, Conrad, Maugham and Mansfield, are represented by their lesser stories The editor writes that WWI stories are neglected, and if the quality is sparse, why only select stories from the British perspective and omit Frankly a bit disappointing, this Penguin anthology A few of the stories are only peripherally about war, in particular D H Lawrence s Tickets, Please and Robert Grossman s Company , and though the general level of the stories is passable, many of theeminent practitioners, Conrad, Maugham and Mansfield, are represented by their lesser stories The editor writes that WWI stories are neglected, and if the quality is sparse, why only select stories from the British perspective and omit German, French translated pieces Favourite stories possibly Richard Aldington s Victory and Robert Graves s Christmas Truce Few really good stories but some really shite ones too, worth a read tho This was a collection of short stories written about WWI, and I wish I could give it a 3.5 stars I liked that the stories were divided up into four sections Front, Spies and Intelligence, At Home, and In Retrospect Primarily I picked up this book because I like history and it is too easy to forget WWI, it always seems to get over shadowed byrecent conflicts My favorite story was Blind by Mary Borden, however there were several that I liked and almost all of them were interesting Mos This was a collection of short stories written about WWI, and I wish I could give it a 3.5 stars I liked that the stories were divided up into four sections Front, Spies and Intelligence, At Home, and In Retrospect Primarily I picked up this book because I like history and it is too easy to forget WWI, it always seems to get over shadowed byrecent conflicts My favorite story was Blind by Mary Borden, however there were several that I liked and almost all of them were interesting Most readers would probably recognize at least one of the authors in this collection I liked the different perspective all the stories are British and it really made me realize how much war has changed This anthology is strictly a British one Only the British experience of the war is captured here Divided into four sections namely Front, Spies Intelligence, At Home and In Retrospect, the collection provided some interesting perspectives on the Great War that were new to me Julian Barnes for instance writes She hated Hitler s war for diminishing the memory of the Great War, for allotting it a number, the mere first among two And she hated the way in which the Great War was held respon This anthology is strictly a British one Only the British experience of the war is captured here Divided into four sections namely Front, Spies Intelligence, At Home and In Retrospect, the collection provided some interesting perspectives on the Great War that were new to me Julian Barnes for instance writes She hated Hitler s war for diminishing the memory of the Great War, for allotting it a number, the mere first among two And she hated the way in which the Great War was held responsible for its successor John Galsworthy s Told by a schoolmaster was another moving piece of fiction Love for the motherland makes a 16 year old sign up for the war by lying about his age, fathers a child in between, comes home to be with his love during her labour only to be arrested and eventually shot for placing the love for his wife and baby above the love for his motherland A wonderful piece to be reminded of the fact that it s the anonymous people who bring in gravitas to our world as with any collection of short stories the quality of these varies Some are brilliant, beautiful and moving, some are less wonderful Worth reading the collection, if only to contrast those written by combatants and those written by later authors. A good collection of First world war stories, gives a good glimpse of the war that was believed to be the end of all wars The study and cultural representation of Great war could be considered as the beginning of anti war movements. (FREE BOOK) ⚺ The Penguin Book of First World War Stories ⚣ An illuminating anthology of World War I fiction by some of England s best known writers This new collection of short stories about World War I features works by such famous British authors as Joseph Conrad, W Somerset Maugham, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Buchan, Rudyard Kipling, D H Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Radclyffe Hall, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Graves, Muriel Spark, and Julian Barnes Written during the war and after, these stories illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture, as well as the many ways in which short fiction contributed to the literature of that time period A fascinating anthology, just read the authors I was most familiar with as very heavily requested So will be ordering it again Some of my favourites were as I say by authors I was familiar with, and I liked the way the book was split into sections.