Walter's War: A rediscovered memoir of the Great War 1914-18 Paperback Book
A rediscovered memoir of the Great War 1914-18
Walter's War: A rediscovered memoir of the Great War 1914-18Author: Walter D. E. YoungPublisher: Lion Hudson PlcCategory: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Memoirs, British & Irish History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, World War 1 BooksBook Format: Paperback
A superbly written personal account of fighting years on the Western Front. Thousands of books have been and probably will be written on the Great War, but the voices of those who actually lived through the hell of blood and pain have fallen silent. But every now and then a treasure is unearthed - a secret memoir. Walter's War is one such book. Written without the knowledge of his family and not discovered till after his death, this is the gripping account of an ordinary soldier, who was awarded the Military Medal. Although he never talked about the war once it was over, his writings vividly capture the mixture of boredom and terror that were so familiar to the soldiers on both sides. No-one knew that he had recreated his experiences so accurately - it was not till his son cleared the house after his father's death that three books in his father's meticulous handwriting were discovered.
Table Of ContentsContents Foreword by Alan Johnson MP 7 Introduction Walter Edward Young (1889-1957) 12 Chapter 1 March 1915: To France 24 Chapter 2 May 1915: Battle of Festubert 34 Chapter 3 September 1915: Battle of Loos 77 Chapter 4 March 1916: Vimy Ridge 114 Chapter 5 April 1916: "Time-Expired" 118 Chapter 6 March 1917: Back to France 130 Chapter 7 May 1917: Bullecourt Village 135 Chapter 8 June 1917: Hindenburg Line 146 Chapter 9 September 1917: Ypres 156 Chapter 10 Mid-September-November 1917: 164 Hospital and Light Duties Chapter 11 November 1917: Back to the Ypres Canal 169 Chapter 12 December 1917: Poelcapelle 177 Chapter 13 February 1918: Barisis 189 Chapter 14 March 1918: Battle of Crozat Canal 195 Chapter 15 March 23rd 1918: Prisoner of War 208 Chapter 16 March-June 1918: Missing 213 Chapter 17 May-July 1918: "Zwei und Zwanzig" 224 ("Twenty-two") Chapter 18 July 1918: Czech-Prussian II Coal Mine 236 Chapter 19 Sheep without a Shepherd 251 Chapter 20 Post-War 262 Glossary 270
About Walter YoungWalter Young was a Londoner, who joined the Territorial Army before the outbreak of war, and was called up to fight in the First World War in 1914, serving in the London Regiment of the Post Office Rifles. He earned a Military Medal for bravery and ended the war as a prisoner of war. He kept his memoirs secret and they were not discovered till after his death.
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