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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
An excellent book, but very sobering. Based almost exclusively on memoirs, private letters and newspaper articles, it relates the British experience of WWI on the Western Front from the view of the individual soldier. It's not a history of the war, nor does it cover the British army the way that Richard Holmes did in Tommy. Very highly recommended with the caution that the details of suffering and death in the book might be disturbing to some readers.
Review: Death's Men: Soldiers of the Great War (Penguin history)User Review - Goodreads
An eccentrically and discursively written survey of trench warfare on the Great War's Western Front. Reading it felt like I was at the library of the British Museum and the disheveled scholar in the ...
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