Diary of an Old Contemptible


Edited by: Peter Downham
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781844151356
Published: 1st November 2004
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£17.50

Diary of an Old Contemptible

This is a most unusual chronicle of the events of one man during the Great War. A professional soldier at the outbreak, Edward Roe was one of the first to cross over to France in 1914 and as such fought in the early battles of the war and took part in the Retreat from Mons. He was there for the crossing of the Marne and Aisne, the dreadful fighting at Ploegsteert and for the extraordinary events during the first Christmas. Remarkably he witnessed the debacle at Gallipoli and was part of the rear-guard of the Army during the re-embarkation and evacuation of the Peninsula. Thereafter the scene shifts to Mesopotania and the Tigris Corps in the attempt to relieve General Townshend at Kut. Wounded he returned for the final campaign that captured Baghdad.

 




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