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The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919 (History Greats) (original 1938; edition 1988)

by Captain J. C. Dunn (Author)

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Sometimes, through word of mouth and shared enthusiasm, a secret book becomes famous. The War the Infantry Knew is one of them. Published privately in a limited edition of five hundred copies in 1938, it gained a reputation as an outstanding account of an infantry battalion's experience on the Western Front' Daily Telegraph ' I have been waiting for a long time for someone to republish this classic. It is one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type and is a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry' John Keegan 'A remarkably coherent narrative of the battalion's experiences in diary form . . . a moving historical record which deserves to be added to the select list of outstanding accounts of the First World War' Times Literary Supplement… (more)
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Title:The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919 (History Greats)
Authors:Captain J. C. Dunn (Author)
Info:Little, Brown Book Group (1988), Edition: New Ed, 612 pages
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The War the Infantry Knew: A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium by J. C. Dunn (1938)

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Excellent account of service on the Western Front in WW1. Author was the Regimental Doctor for the Royal Welch Fusiliers throughout the war. He mentions Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon.
  bowlees | Mar 8, 2016 |
The history of an British infantry battalion in World War One. Stark in the language of the day, it was of a time when death was constantly all around.

The book is in the form of a diary and mostly is of short excerpts. Most are very brief and to the point. The day's battle and casualty rates are featured.
  xenchu | Jan 22, 2010 |
The men were in good spirirts. ( )
  picardyrose | Aug 12, 2007 |
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Sometimes, through word of mouth and shared enthusiasm, a secret book becomes famous. The War the Infantry Knew is one of them. Published privately in a limited edition of five hundred copies in 1938, it gained a reputation as an outstanding account of an infantry battalion's experience on the Western Front' Daily Telegraph ' I have been waiting for a long time for someone to republish this classic. It is one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type and is a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry' John Keegan 'A remarkably coherent narrative of the battalion's experiences in diary form . . . a moving historical record which deserves to be added to the select list of outstanding accounts of the First World War' Times Literary Supplement

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