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First World War Folk Tales Helen Watts

First World War Folk Tales

Helen Watts

Published August 6th 2014
ISBN : 9780750958325
Hardcover
144 pages
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This special collection, published to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, shows how elements of truth can become legend, how people often attempt to explain the strange and the mysterious through stories and tales, and how storytellingMoreThis special collection, published to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, shows how elements of truth can become legend, how people often attempt to explain the strange and the mysterious through stories and tales, and how storytelling can ease the pain and the burden of� war. Chapters include: The Legends of the Fallen- Supernatural Sightings- Tales of Extraordinary Folk- Humour from a Dark Place and When Truth Becomes Legend. Interspersed among the folk tales are poems, diary extracts soldiers postcards home and song lyrics.