When the Lamps Went Out

When the Lamps Went Out By Nigel Fountain, When the Lamps Went Out Drawn from the Guardian s coverage of the first world war When the Lamps Went Out portrays a society in cataclysm and proves the adage that journalism is the first draft of history The lamps are goin
  • Title: When the Lamps Went Out
  • Author: Nigel Fountain
  • ISBN: 9781783350414
  • Page: 427
  • Format: ebook
  • When the Lamps Went Out By Nigel Fountain, Drawn from the Guardian s coverage of the first world war, When the Lamps Went Out portrays a society in cataclysm and proves the adage that journalism is the first draft of history.The lamps are going out all over Europe we shall not see them lit again in our life time Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprisiDrawn from the Guardian s coverage of the first world war, When the Lamps Went Out portrays a society in cataclysm and proves the adage that journalism is the first draft of history.The lamps are going out all over Europe we shall not see them lit again in our life time Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprising, immediate, sometimes humbling, sometimes uplifting insight into what British society was reading about, and thinking, during the Great War.
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    1. When the Lamps Went OutThe Manchester Guardian had a proud tradition in the early twentieth century for being proudly independent, liberal and representing those voices never heard from the London based newspapers The paper had been edited by CP Scott for 42 years at that point and he had the ear of the Liberal elite in government and as war approached lobbied them hard and often.With a foreword from the doyen of war reporters Kate Adie, Nigel Fountain the editor has delved in to the archives of [...]


    2. Reporting the Great War 1914 1918Nigel Fountain editor Faber and Faber LtdGuardian Faber Description Drawn from the Guardian s coverage of the first world war, When the Lamps Went Out portrays a society in cataclysm and proves the adage that journalism is the first draft of history The lamps are going out all over Europe we shall not see them lit again in our life time Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprising, immediate, sometimes hum [...]


    3. I found the book interesting Much of the content was familiar, but its giving the informed opinion of that era was fascinating Often it was wrong, but not always I was surprised concerning how much was known in spite censorship The authorities forgot how much the wounded had to tell, men in leave, the neutral, especially the American, and even German newspapers the book had some revelations for this student of the conflict


    4. Reading the original newspaper articles is an incredible way of getting the experience civilians must have had at the time The fear and anxiety is palpable from the build up to war in the summer of 1914 to the outbreak and onslaught that followed The predictions it would be over by Christmas were completely unreasonable considering a war had never been fought like this before The sheer scale and numbers are intimidating, organisation of such campaigns were a learning curve for everyone Heartbrea [...]


    5. This round up of the most important articles written during the First World War is extremely readable and very interesting, not least in seeing journalistic styles of 100 years ago I suppose people could argue that Mr Fountain has omitted some of the lost critical moments in the war but his choices do represent a very well rounded picture of the different events, world shaking or not, that occurred between 1914 and 1919.



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