Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18


The Diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM

By: David Venner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781526748454
Published: 22nd August 2018
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

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Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18

This book is a skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions of the main actions of the Division, provide a fascinating record of the life of a despatch rider on the Western Front; one day dodging shell holes and ammunition limbers to take his despatches to the front, the next observing the quaint but often courageous lives of the local populace. Throughout the diary are colourful and amusing anecdotes about his fellow soldiers, and critical comments on the strategies and tactics employed by the officers.

 




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