The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

Posted on centenarynews.com on 10 March 2016
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Author: Béla Zombory-Moldován
Publication Date: 07 August 2014

Publisher's Description:

'The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines―or perhaps on his own lines―and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world.

Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century.'

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