Friday, 21 January 2011

The Unknown Soldier - Linda Granfield

The Unknown Soldier
Linda Granfield
North Winds Press
an Imprint of Scholastic

ISBN 9780439935586

Linda Granfield does an amazing job of highlighting the tradition of the unknown soldier, both the history and tradition of honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice but whose names were lost. One of the greatest features of the books is that Granfield looks at the memorials to unknown soldiers from around the world:

Canada
France
England
The United States
Italy
Belgium
Poland
Germany
Greece
Japan
Russia
Iraq
Australia
New Zealand

She has amazing photos and side stories to highlight the different memorials. Interspersed with the stories of specific memorials are stories, tales and traditions of honoring fallen soldiers, a short history of symbols seen on graves and tombstones, and the reminder that we should never forget.

It is an amazing book for young and young at heart to remind them of those who have gone before us.


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