Additional material by GAYE MAGNALL
Introduction by EDMUND BLUNDEN
224pp 2019 LIST PRICE: £14.99 B960



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A reprint of William Tilsley’s experiences in the Great War through the eyes of ordinary soldier Dick Bradshaw of the 55th West Lancashire Division. This authentic memoir of life and death on the front line begins with Bradshaw’s ‘C’ Company heading for their first engagement on the Somme in the Autumn of 1916. Over the next fourteen months it follows the chores behind the line and unwelcome stints on the front line through to his wounding during the third battle of Ypres in 1917 and subsequent return to Blighty. Although frequently, and unfairly, described as a forgotten book, it is one with a great reputation.

He gives us modestly the prose of the matter; of mud, stench, lice, fatigue, cold, fear, danger and death. GUARDIAN