MY BIT : A LANCASHIRE FUSILIER AT WAR 1914-18.

Ashurst, George.


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Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 1987. 144 pp., 12 photo-plates + 4 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. D.j., spine sl. faded o/w FINE. Well-observed first-hand accounts of the First World War by working-class soldiers are relatively rare. My Bit is just such an account. Written in the 1920's both from diaries and memory, it clearly conveys the 'timeless voice from the ranks.' The author served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, taking part in the First Ypres, Gallipoli and the Somme, and enduring months of trench warfare on the Western Front, making numerous dangerous trench raids and patrols in no man's land. His memoirs vividly reveal the reality of life in the trenches and the feelings of those who had to suffer it.


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