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By Billy Congreve

Billy Congreve was once a great soldier and a good guy. by the point he was once killed at the Somme in July 1916 on the age of twenty-five he were offered the DSO, MC, and the Légion d'Honneur, and for his many deeds of gallantry at the Somme, a posthumous VC.

Born right into a army kinfolk (his father common Congreve had additionally received the VC) he grew to become a standard soldier within the Rifle Brigade earlier than the struggle, and in France grew to become a employees officer, yet person who selected to be within the entrance line as frequently as he may perhaps. This makes his striking diaries all of the extra helpful on the grounds that he writes from the thick of the battling and but keeps an objectivity that allows him to monitor all that's occurring round him either within the trenches and at headquarters.

Terry Norman conscientiously edited the diary to set his tale within the context of the conflict, and therefore offer a superb photo of what an officer considered the behavior of the battle part via facet together with his own grief on the lack of his pals and the wastage of human life.

Out of print for over 30 years, this distinctive centenary variation of this vintage paintings incorporates a new foreword from esteemed army writer Nigel Cave, in addition to an extended creation from Terry's widow, Joan and a newly designed plate part. Detailing the intense exploits of a very outstanding guy in the course of the first years of the battle, this ebook is a compulsive buy for all enthusiasts of the period.

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