From the Hands of Heroes Hardback Book

A full colour hardback memorial book

From the Hands of Heroes Hardback Book

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  • A full colour hard-back book that reproduces the original altar frontal and every hand-crafted page of its accompanying memorial book
  • A fresh outlook on the therapeutic use of embroidery by disabled and shell shocked servicemen during the First World War.

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During the First World War, convalescing servicemen in Britain’s military hospitals were aided in their recovery by a remarkable kind of therapy: embroidery. Some of these war-hardened men worked on a project for the altar of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral. The quiet splendour of what these men produced – and the story of its creation – is presented, explored and honoured in ‘From The Hands of Heroes’ - a full-colour, 92-page, hardcover book that reproduces the original altar frontal and every hand-crafted page of its accompanying memorial book. It allows us a century later to marvel at the contrast between the colour and vibrancy of what these men produced and the deathly mud-soaked landscape in which they lived and fought. The abiding message is one of how hope can overcome despair and beauty can mitigate tragedy. It is a tribute to the skill and resilience of a group of damaged men who found solace and meaning in the making of a unique memorial.

During the First World War, convalescing servicemen in Britain’s military hospitals were aided in their recovery by a remarkable kind of therapy: embroidery. Some of these war-hardened men worked on a project for the altar of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral. The quiet splendour of what these men produced – and the story of its creation – is presented, explored and honoured in ‘From The Hands of Heroes’ - a full-colour, 92-page, hardcover book that reproduces the original altar frontal and every hand-crafted page of its accompanying memorial book. It allows us a century later to marvel at the contrast between the colour and vibrancy of what these men produced and the deathly mud-soaked landscape in which they lived and fought. The abiding message is one of how hope can overcome despair and beauty can mitigate tragedy. It is a tribute to the skill and resilience of a group of damaged men who found solace and meaning in the making of a unique memorial.

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