From Journey's End to The Dam Busters


The Life of R.C. Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches

By: Roland Wales
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473860698
Published: 20th October 2016
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£15.00

From Journey\'s End to The Dam Busters

Kingston playwright R.C. Sherriff came to fame with his First World War drama Journey’s End, which was based on his own experiences as a young officer on the Western Front. Its success made him a household name and opened the door to a highly lucrative career as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter in Hollywood and in Britain.

Many of his movies – The Invisible Man, Goodbye Mr Chips, The Four Feathers, Odd Man Out, Quartet, and, of course, The Dam Busters – are still well known, but the man behind them much less so. This book rediscovers Sherriff using his own words – his letters, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts – to shed light on a man who ironically gained his greatest success from the trench warfare he found so difficult to bear.

 




Some books that may interest you

Wellington's Infantry
Wellington's Infantry
By: Gabriele Esposito

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - April 1915 to June 1916
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - April 1915 to June 1916
By: Paul Oldfield

Fortress Island Malta
Fortress Island Malta
By: Peter Jacobs

Falklands Gunner
Falklands Gunner
By: Tom Martin
Foreword by: Major General Julian Thompson CB, OBE

Naval Air: Celebrating a Century of Naval Flying
Naval Air: Celebrating a Century of Naval Flying
By: Philip Kaplan

Barbarossa Through Soviet Eyes
Barbarossa Through Soviet Eyes
By: Artem Drabkin

Calais
Calais
By: Jon Cooksey

The Home Front 1939-1945 in 100 Objects
The Home Front 1939-1945 in 100 Objects
By: Austin J Ruddy

Street Without Joy
Street Without Joy
By: Bernard Fall



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.