Dr Vivien Newman's passion for little known aspects of the First World War led to her PhD in women's war poetry. Now an independent researcher and a member of the Royal Historical Society, she previously worked in both Further and Higher Education. Determined that women's wartime endeavours should not be overlooked during the centenary years, she has published five books on this topic for Pen and Sword. In this, her sixth title, she turns her attention to another under-researched area, the children's experience of war.
"...deserves a place on the shelf next to other childhood histories
of the First World War and is highly recommended for anyone
interested in how war is experienced through the eyes of a young
child."-- "Journal of Military History"
"For a wargaming audience, the final chapter on child soldiers provides material that could inspire scenarios or campaigns, or even prompt the addition of extra figures to your armies."-- "The Miniatures Page"