Letters from the front: A soldier’s experiences in the First World War

by | Nov 10, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

To mark Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday this weekend, we are reposting this blog from the John Rylands Library Special Collections blog.

Letters from the Front: A Soldier's Experiences in the First World War

Penny Blackburn, an archive volunteer, writes: The Great War Letters of Arthur Powell, acquired by the Library in 2014, chronicle a soldier's life on the Western Front during the First World War. Arthur Powell enlisted with the Manchester Pals in October 1914, at age of eighteen.


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