From Newport to The Somme – Alan Stroud & Richard Brimson


From Newport to The Somme is a compilation of personal letters between a young Isle of Wight couple separated by war.



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From Newport to The Somme compiled by Alan Stroud & Richard Brimson

The story of how a young island couple were separated by war, told through their letters to family and friends. These letters present a snapshot of family life on the Isle of Wight in the shadow of war. From the hardship of the Front to daily life at home, they are first-hand social history, telling personal stories in intimate detail. They offer a rare glimpse into how an Island family coped with one of their own taking part in ‘the most disastrous war in history.’