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Soldier from the Wars Returning
     

Soldier from the Wars Returning

by Charles E. Carrington, Brian Bond
 

ISBN-10: 075120031X

ISBN-13: 9780751200317

Pub. Date: 11/03/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Soldier from the Wars Returning is one of the truest, most profound and readable personal accounts of the Great War. The author waited nearly fifty years before writing it, and the perspective of history enhances its value.

He writes only of the battles in which he participated (including the Somme and Passchendaele), though his comments on affairs beyond his

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Soldier from the Wars Returning is one of the truest, most profound and readable personal accounts of the Great War. The author waited nearly fifty years before writing it, and the perspective of history enhances its value.

He writes only of the battles in which he participated (including the Somme and Passchendaele), though his comments on affairs beyond his knowledge at the time, through later study and reflection, are pungent and stimulating. Among other topics, he describes the politicians, the generals, Kitchener's Army, Hore-Belisha, German gas attacks, Picardy, dug-outs, tanks, the sex-life of the soldier, scrounging. trench kits and the censoring of letters.

The author saw the First World War from below, as a fighting soldier in a line regiment. In the Second World War he served as a staff officer liaising between the Army and the RAF; serving two tours at RAF Bomber Command HQ at High Wycombe. This equipped him to draw forthright comparisons between the conduct of the two wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751200317
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/03/1993
Series:
Modern Revivals in Military History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.06(d)

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