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This month’s best historical reads

Delving deep into images from 1918, Richard van Emden finds that the last year of World War I was as brutal as any other – but also that it was marked by humour and hope

AUTHOR’S PRIVATE COLLECTION X2, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM X1, PHOTO OF AUTHOR BY JONATHAN RING X1

1918: The Decisive Year in Soldiers’ Own Words and Photographs

By Richard van Emden

Pen and Sword Military, £25, hardback, 392 pages As the centenary of the end of World War I approaches, author and TV producer Richard van Emden concludes his year-by-year series chronicling the war through the words and photographs of soldiers on the front line. The book offers remarkable insight into not just the conflict’s physical landscape, but the mentality of men who had by this point suffered through four years of bloodshed and loss. Their writing is often profound and hugely moving, and a sobering reminder of the reality of a war that continues to captivate and horrify in equal measure.

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