Richard van Emden

Richard van Emden

Richard van Emden is a British author and television documentary producer who specialises in the First World War. Born in Nottingham in 1965, Van Emden specialises in first-person testimonies of people who lived through World War I.

In writing his histories, he has interviewed over 270 veterans of The Great War. As of 2007, he has visited the Somme and Ypres every year since 1985 and has an expert knowledge of the First World War battlefields.

He lives in London.


* " [ Famous] ", Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007, ISBN 9781844156429
* " [ Britain's Last Tommies] ", Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005, ISBN 1844153150
* " [ Last Man Standing: The Memoirs of a Seaforth Highlander during the Great War] ", Pen and Sword Bookd Ltd, 2002, ISBN 0850528631
* " [ Prisoners of the Kaiser] ", Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2000, ISBN 0850527341
* "Rescued from oblivion" about Britain's Channel 4's histories of World War I, produced by Richard van Emden []
* "The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch", Bloomsbury, London, 2007, ISBN 0-7475-9115-3
* "The Trench: Experiencing Life on the Front Line 1916", Bantam Press, London, 2002, ISBN 0-593-04975-6
* "Tickled to Death to Go: The memoirs of a cavalryman in the first world war", Spellmount Publishers Ltd, 1996, ISBN 9781873376553
* " [ Veterans: The last survivors of the Great War"] , Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005, ISBN 1844153193
* "Boy Soldiers of the Great War", Headline, 2006, ISBN 9780755313037

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