Generals Die In Bed

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RHCP, Nov 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
Drawing on his own experiences in the First World War, Charles Yale Harrison tells a stark and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front. It is an unimaginably harrowing journey, especially for one not yet old enough to vote. In sparse but gripping prose, Harrison conveys a sense of the horror of life in the trenches. Here is where soldiers fight and die, entombed in mud, surrounded by rats and lice, forced to survive on insufficient rations. Harrison captures the only kind of humour possible under the circumstances of life on the Western Front - dark and sardonic, a mingling of comedy and horror.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

A short memoir of a Canadian soldier in the trenches of World War 1. Full of the horror and futility of old style fighting with the carnage of new style weapons. No wonder they called WW1 the war to end all wars. Well, they did for 20 years or so, anyway. Read Dec 2016 Read full review

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

A gritty first hand account of life on the Western front in the trenches. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Charles Yale Harrison was a young American who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War One.

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