Stanley Spencer's Great War Diaries

Stanley Spencer's Great War Diaries

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Stanley Spencer's Great War Diaries by Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers as a private in 1915 and was commissioned in 1917 and thereafter served with the West Yorkshire Regiment until demobilized in 1919. He saw almost continuous active service from 1915 to the end of the War. he was present at the Battle of the Somme (well described), Montaubon and Vimy Ridge. He was slightly wounded on three occasions and was awarded the Military Cross for his role in a particularly successful trench raid on 1 August 1918. He writes of his experiences in a frank and graphic way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844157785
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stanley Spencer married after the war but, tragically, contracted TB in both his kidneys and was an invalid for the rest of his life. He died in 1943. His granddaughter who has edited this collection lives in East Sussex.

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