Walter's War

A hidden memoir of The Great War 1914-1918

Walter E Young

ISBN: 9780745970301 Published: 19 June 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Phase: £9.99  £7.99

Description

Thousands of books have been written on the Great War, but the voices of those who actually lived through the hell of blood and pain have fallen silent. However, 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 Walter's death that three books, in his father's meticulous handwriting, were discovered.

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