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Some Desperate Glory: The Diary of a Young Officer 1917
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2012
This diary of a young subaltern on the Western Front lay unpublished for more than 60 years and has recently been re-published. The bulk of its early focus is on a fairly quiet sector of the Somme battlefield where the 20 year-old Vaughan learns his trade and describes the daily life with an absorbing honesty. Then they head to Ypres. The final 40 pages of this book, relating several days in the late August stage of what became known as the Battle of Passchendaele, are unsurpassed as a description of the experience of battle in World War 1. If you think you've read everything about Third Ypres, you haven't until you've read this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2011
An astonishingly powerful and moving account which brings home the absolute horror of warfare in general and trench warfare in particular. Edwin Campion Vaughan's diary culminates in the dreadful Battle of Passchendaele - the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Campion Vaughan's diary is both stark and gripping. You must read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2013
Always been a fan of history and how events happened but even more so when its a real persons view of their experiences at the time.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2011
I saw this book advertised in a Daily Paper and took a chance and ordered a "used" copy. The condition was better than I expected and looked almost new. I do not think it had been read as the pages inside were clean and in perfect condition. I would recommend taking a chance if the description is good and buying a used copy through Amazon
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2011
Excellent prompt service, this is the first time I have ordered a book from yourself and will be using you again.
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