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By Billy Congreve

Billy Congreve was once a very good soldier and a good guy. by the point he used to be 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 relations (his father normal Congreve had additionally received the VC) he grew to become a typical soldier within the Rifle Brigade earlier than the battle, and in France turned a employees officer, yet one that selected to be within the entrance line as usually as he may well. This makes his awesome diaries all of the extra important due to the fact he writes from the thick of the combating and but keeps an objectivity that allows him to watch 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 struggle, and hence offer an outstanding photo of what an officer considered the behavior of the struggle part through facet along with his own grief on the lack of his associates and the wastage of human life.

Out of print for over 30 years, this particular centenary variation of this vintage paintings encompasses a new foreword from esteemed army writer Nigel Cave, in addition to an multiplied advent from Terry's widow, Joan and a newly designed plate part. Detailing the intense exploits of a very extraordinary guy in the course of the first years of the battle, this booklet is a compulsive buy for all fanatics of the period.

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