ARRAY(0xb4e6e780)
 
Profile for CMZ > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by CMZ
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,607,888
Helpful Votes: 3

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
CMZ

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War: The Life and Death of the British Officer in the First World War
Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War: The Life and Death of the British Officer in the First World War
by John Lewis-Stempel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In awe of this book, 3 Oct 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
On second reading, I'm still in awe of this book. 'Six Weeks' is a brilliant piece of wide-ranging research, beautifully organised and written, which traces the life of a typical front-line officer in the First World War from school and university, through volunteering and training to front line service and the alternate pathways of death or survival. Every detail imaginable is covered: uniform and weapons, means of transport, leave, medical treatment, the growing contribution of the 'Temporary Gentlemen', the cost of survival.... On a basis of solid factual information, the author uses the words and experiences of many young officers to build the picture and he pays his subjects the compliment of listening to them and presenting the war as they knew it, not as later generations have imagined it to have been.

A book on this subject was long overdue. It's hard to imagine that anyone could have done it better.


Page: 1