Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cornwall In The First World War

During this month, each weekday I'll be posting a different image showing the story of Cornwall's First World War. 

Here's a young recruit to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Hardly more than a boy and swamped by his new greatcoat, he's having his photograph taken before he leaves for the front.  Did he return?  We don't know, because he's anonymous, but for me this is one of the most poignant images in my collection and underscores the terrible waste of war.

My book, 'Cornwall In The First World War', is published by Truran. With 112 pages and 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available through Amazon:

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