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How do you convert the First World War into a short story?

This month we’re joined by Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria) to explore short fiction published during and after the First World War. Along the way we discuss what makes a short story, the varying themes that appeared over time, and how too many sandwiches may be a sign of a German spy.

References

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories, ed. by Barbara Korte and Ann-Marie Einhaus (Penguin Classics, 2007).
 
The Prisoner’s Defence and Other First World War Stories, ed. by Ann-Marie Einhaus (British Library, 2017).

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