The Living Unknown Soldier: A Story of Grief and the Great War

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On 1st February 1918 a soldier was found wandering through the Lyon-Brotteaux railway station. He had no idea who he was, nor any memory of his name. In 1922 his photograph was published in the newspapers and 300 families immediately came forward, claiming to recognise him as the son, husband or brother who had disappeared in battle.

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Jean-Yves Le Naour is a history lecturer, specialising in World War I. His publications include Mis-res et Tourments de la chair pendant la Grande Guerre (Deprivation and Torments of the Flesh during the Great War), Aubier, 2002.

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"A remarkable book about the Great War, "The Living Unknown Soldier" takes one small episode and makes it a prism through which to see the entire catastrophe which so shaped the world we inherited. Readers who thought they already knew every possible angle of vision on this war will be surprised and fascinated."
--Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold’s Ghost"
"“The Living Unknown Soldier" is more than just the extraordinary and engrossing story of a lost soul who came to symbolize the horror, grief, and ineffable sadness of World War I. It is an intimate window on the madness of our modern times.”
--John Dower, author of "Embracing Defeat"

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