May Meeting: They Did Not Grow Old by Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

​Tim Lynch is a Falklands War veteran turned military historian. He is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Guild of Battlefield Guides and has authored numerous books and articles including They Did Not Grow Old. This was essentially the story of Britain’s true ‘Unknown Soldiers’ – the young conscripts who won the war only to be forgotten by history. More attention has been paid to pets in the trenches than many of these young men. They were not the naïve recruits of 1914 or the optimistic volunteers of 1916 but young men who had grown up in wartime  – men who knew about the trenches, the gas and the industrial slaughter, but who, when their time came, were sent away to fight for their country.