Unknown Soldiers

Unknown Soldiers
Author : Väinö Linna
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2015-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9780141977058
ISBN 13 : 0141977051
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unknown Soldiers Book Description:

'There they stood, bumbling into lines with a bit of difficulty: Mother Finland's chosen sacrifice to world history' Unknown Soldiers follows the fates of a ramshackle troupe of machine-gunners in the Second World War, as they argue, joke, swear, cadge a loaf of bread or a cigarette, combat both boredom and horror in the swamps and pine forests - and discover that war will make or break them. One of Finland's best-loved books, this gritty and unromantic depiction of battle honours the dogged determination of a country and the bonds of brotherhood forged between men at war, as they fight for their lives. 'A rediscovered classic... profound and enriching ... Unknown Soldiers still has the power to shock' Herald

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier
Author : Gerald Seymour
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781444760446
ISBN 13 : 1444760440
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Book Description:

Deep in the world’s greatest desert, the leadership of Al Qaeda, hunted and pursued, is regrouping to strike again. In this group one man stands out. His loyalty to the cause is total. To look into his face and memorise it is to court death. Searching for him amid the endless dunes are American and British experts in counter-terrorism. But the Outsider is no ordinary prey. If the Outsider is allowed to disappear again, he will re-emerge in a busy western city with a suitcase designed to wreak mass murder on detonation . . .

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier
Author : Neil Hanson
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 688
Release : 2011-01-11
ISBN 10 : 9781446421901
ISBN 13 : 1446421902
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Book Description:

Of all the million British dead of the First World War, only one - the Unknown Soldier - was ever returned to his native land. An anonymous symbol of all those lost without trace in the carnage of the battlefields, he was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey amid an outpouring of grief that brought the whole nation to a standstill, far outweighing even the emotion expressed over the death of Princess Diana over eighty years later. Inspired by this example, almost every combatant nation buried its own Unknown Soldier and the graves became the focus of a pilgrimage that still continues today. Drawing on largely unpublished letters and diaries, Neil Hanson has resurrected the lives and experiences of three unknown soldiers - a Briton, a German and an American. Every word is based on the testimony of those who fought, those who died and those who mourned. Few books have ever shown the terrible reality of warfare in such compelling, unforgettable detail, or told such a moving story of human life and loss. Amid all their sufferings, the common humanity of the men and their loved ones shines through. Each soldier lives on in the memory of his family to this day. They stand at the head of a ghost army three million strong, all of whom have no known grave. Their story is the story of the Unknown Soldier.

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier
Author : Linda Granfield
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Total Pages : 38
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 043993558X
ISBN 13 : 9780439935586
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Book Description:

In the aftermath of the First World War, countries mourned their fallen sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. In 1920, in both France and England, memorials were erected to those lost heroes who had remained anonymous. Around the world other countries followed suit, each country creating it's own version of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Now, award-winning author Linda Granfield presents her own tribute to these fallen soldiers. Taking readers on a journey to the Tombs in more than a dozen countries, Ms. Granfield shares over 100 photos and images that ultimately reveal a timeless lesson: this November and every November we must remember those who served -- both known and unknown.

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier
Author : Vernon Bartlett
Publisher :
Total Pages : 329
Release : 1930
ISBN 10 : PSU:000005341788
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Book Description:

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Modern Mourning and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  Modern Mourning  and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body
Author : Laura Wittman
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 439
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781442643390
ISBN 13 : 1442643390
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Modern Mourning and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body Book Description:

At the end of the First World War, countries across Europe participated in an unprecedented ritual in which a single, anonymous body was buried to symbolize the overwhelming trauma of the battlefields. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier explores the creation and reception of this symbolic national burial as an emblem for modern mourning. Bringing together literature, newspaper accounts, wartime correspondence, and popular culture, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier examines how the Unknown Soldier was imagined in diverse national contexts and used by radically opposed political parties. Laura Wittman argues that this monument established a connection between the wounded body vulnerable to the war machine and a modern identity defined by common mortality and social alienation. Highly original and interdisciplinary, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier powerfully links the symbolic language and ethics of mourning to a fascinating national ritual.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Author : Roger Wachtel
Publisher : Childrens Press
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0516242156
ISBN 13 : 9780516242156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Book Description:

A description of the history and characteristics of the national monument known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, which was established after World War I to honor an unidentified soldier from each war.

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier
Author : Ross Ericson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2016-08-03
ISBN 10 : 9781350012493
ISBN 13 : 1350012491
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Book Description:

Don't, for God's sake, come back alive 'cause we don't want to see your ugly stumps and your ugly scars. We don't want to hear your midnight screams and tales of hell. We all got along nicely without you, thank you very much, and now you're back you remind us things we'd much rather forget. More convenient, ain't it? To have a dead hero. A dead hero don't have complaints. A dead hero don't even have a voice. Jack stayed on when the guns fells silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend. And amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs, Jack is looking for something - looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals. A story of comradeship, betrayal and of promises both broken and kept following the carnage of World War One from the acclaimed writer of Casualties, Ross Ericson. It received its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 before embarking on a UK tour.

The Unknown Soldier Reloads

The Unknown Soldier Reloads
Author : Greg Dunn
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 486
Release : 2019-12-24
ISBN 10 : 9780359988150
ISBN 13 : 0359988156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Soldier Reloads Book Description:

In this rich and finely crafted first novel, neighborhoods come to life while love and betrayal are discovered in the unlikeliest of relationships.

Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Author : Jinnow Khalid
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2017-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781508160960
ISBN 13 : 1508160961
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Book Description:

The United States commemorates unidentified fallen soldiers in a special way. All unknown soldiers that have lost their lives since World War I are honored through tombs, which symbolize the courage and bravery possessed by the unknown people buried inside them. Arlington Cemetery, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, boasts a peaceful atmosphere appropriate for the burial ground of hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers. This title uses primary sources and stunning imagery to introduce students to the history behind one of the country’s most unifying institutions.