By Billy Congreve

Billy Congreve was once a very good soldier and a good guy. by the point he used to be killed at the Somme in July 1916 on the age of twenty-five he have been presented the DSO, MC, and the Légion d'Honneur, and for his many deeds of gallantry at the Somme, a posthumous VC.

Born right into a army family members (his father basic Congreve had additionally received the VC) he turned a standard soldier within the Rifle Brigade prior to the conflict, and in France turned a employees officer, yet person who selected to be within the entrance line as usually as he may perhaps. This makes his outstanding diaries all of the extra worthy due to the fact that he writes from the thick of the struggling with and but keeps an objectivity that allows him to monitor all that's occurring round him either within the trenches and at headquarters.

Terry Norman conscientiously edited the diary to set his tale within the context of the conflict, and hence supply an excellent photograph of what an officer considered the behavior of the conflict part by way of aspect along with his own grief on the lack of his buddies and the wastage of human life.

Out of print for over 30 years, this specified centenary variation of this vintage paintings incorporates a new foreword from esteemed army writer Nigel Cave, in addition to an extended advent from Terry's widow, Joan and a newly designed plate part. Detailing the extreme exploits of a really amazing guy through the first years of the struggle, this ebook is a compulsive buy for all enthusiasts of the period.

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