Into Battle: A Seventeen-Year-Old Joins Kitchener's Army ([Large Print])

Into Battle: A Seventeen-Year-Old Joins Kitchener's Army ([Large Print])

By: Ernest Parker (author)Paperback

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Written well over 90 years ago while the experiences of youth were still fresh in the author's mind, this is the story of a seventeen - year - old boy from the time he joined Kitchener's Army, as one of the first hundred thousand in 1914, until he found himself in hospital - an officer with the Military Cross - recovering from his last wound, on the day of the Armistice, 11 November, 1918. In no way a formal record of the great and terrible events it describes, this is a purely personal, almost private, account. It is a plain, unvarnished tale - and all the more effective for that - of heroism, and the horror peculiar to trench warfare of the First World War. Interspersed with moments of pity, humour and a deep response to natural beauty and peace out of the firing line, it is a record which in its details, direct simplicity and manner of telling, comes nearer to the truth than many more ambitious accounts.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 13/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781459688063
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9781459688063
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 1459688066
  • edition: [Large Print]

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