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The Old Front Line: Returning to the Battlefields in the Writings of Ex-Servicemen

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Author(s): Pegum, John
Pegum, John - The Old Front Line: Returning to the Battlefields in the Writings of Ex-Servicemen Keywords: battlefield | British women | ex-servicemen | old front lines | old Western Front | soldiers | The Daily Telegraph ISFWWS-Keywords: Britain | Western Front | Published memoirs and biographies | Experience of combat | Culture | Literature | Australia | Intellectuals and the War Abstract: The old battlefield is imagined as a mute witness to the horrors and traumas of the war which can nonetheless impart its profound and tragic lesson to those who simply see it. This chapter principally concerns with uncovering and investigating the ex-servicemen’s reaction to the return to the old Western Front. It concentrates on the novels and memoirs of these returning soldiers to discover not only what they found when they went back but why they went. Before loo…