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The Old Front Line (Classic Reprint)
     

The Old Front Line (Classic Reprint)

by John Masefield
 

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Excerpt from The Old Front Line

It is hoped that this description of the line will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle. The old front line was the base from which the battle proceeded. It was the starting-place. The thing began there. It was the biggest battle in which our people were ever engaged, and so far it has led to bigger results

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Excerpt from The Old Front Line

It is hoped that this description of the line will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle. The old front line was the base from which the battle proceeded. It was the starting-place. The thing began there. It was the biggest battle in which our people were ever engaged, and so far it has led to bigger results than any battle of this war since the Bat tle of the Marne. It caused a great falling back of the enemy armies. It freed a great tract of France, seventy miles long, by from ten to twenty-five miles broad. It first gave the enemy the knowledge that he was beaten.

Very many of our people never lived to know the result of even the first day's fighting. For then the old front line was the battlefield, and the No Man's Land the prize of the battle. They never heard the cheer of victory nor looked into an enemy trench. Some among them never even saw the No Man's Land, but died in the summer morning from some shell in the trench in the old front line here described.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332336951
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
06/12/2017
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
943,128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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