Soldier from the Wars Returning


By: Charles Carrington
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473841840
Published: 28th September 2015
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£10.00

Soldier from the Wars Returning

Soldier from the Wars Returning is one of the truest, most profound and readable personal accounts of the Great War. The author waited nearly fifty years before writing it, and the perspective of history enhances its value. 

He writes only of the battles in which he participated (including the Somme and Passchendaele), though his comments on affairs beyond his knowledge at the time, through later study and reflection, are pungent and stimulating. Among other topics, he describes the politicians, the generals, Kitchener's Army, Hore-Belisha, German gas attacks, Picardy, dug-outs, tanks, the sex-life of the soldier, scrounging. trench kits and the censoring of letters. 

The author saw the First World War from below, as a fighting soldier in a line regiment. In the Second World War he served as a staff officer liaising between the Army and the RAF; serving two tours at RAF Bomber Command HQ at High Wycombe. This equipped him to draw forthright comparisons between the conduct of the two wars.

 




Some books that may interest you

Have You Forgotten Yet?
Have You Forgotten Yet?
By: Dr John Blacker

Vietnam's Final Air Campaign
Vietnam's Final Air Campaign
By: Stephen Emerson

Shooting the Somme
Shooting the Somme
By: Bob Carruthers

The Age of Invincible
The Age of Invincible
By: Nick Childs

Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Four
Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Four
By: Ted Smith, Tony Spagnoly

A Nation in Arms
A Nation in Arms
By: Ian F W Beckett
Foreword by: Sir John Keegan

Fireship
Fireship
By: Peter Kirsch

Stalin's Secret War
Stalin's Secret War
By: Rupert Butler

The Crimean War
The Crimean War
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace



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.