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Soldier from the Wars Returning.

Author: Charles Carrington
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2006.
Series: Pen and Sword Military Classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carrington, Charles.
Soldier from the Wars Returning.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Carrington
ISBN: 9781783460854 1783460857
OCLC Number: 854974946
Description: 1 online resource (493 pages).
Contents: Also by; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 'WE TALKED OF WAR'; Preface; 1 --
Before the War; (2); (3); (4); (5); 2 --
The B.E.F. and the New Armies; (2); (3); 3 --
How to join the Army; (2); 4 --
The First Year; (2); (3); (4); (5); (6); 5 --
Kitchener's Army; 6 --
The Old Front Line; 7 --
Cushy Trenches; (2); (3); 8 --
'We and They'; 9 --
The Battle of the Somme; (2); 10 --
Not so cushy trenches; (2); (3); (4); 11 --
Open fighting; (2); (3); 12 --
Some random recollections; (i) ON THE MARCH; (ii) TRENCH KIT; (iii) CENSORING LETTERS; (iv) SEX-LIFE OF THE SOLDIER. (V) MILITARY LAW(vi) TACTICS; (vii) MANPOWER; (viii) THE ETHICS OF SCROUNGING; 13 --
Passchendaele; (2); (3); 14 --
Soldiers and Statesmen, 1917-18; (2); (3); (4); 15 --
England in 1918; (2); (3); (4); (5); 16 --
How the war ended; (2); 17 --
In Italy after the Armistice; (2); (3); 18 --
'News, Lads, our Wars are done'; (2); (3); 19 --
After the War; Epilogue; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B; Index.
Series Title: Pen and Sword Military Classics.

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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-

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