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well worth a read and great reference work
on 14 July 2007
I thought this book was well written, in a good readable style, it will appeal to most people with an interest in the First world war and in particular anyone whose ancestors served in the DLI. It goes through formation of the pals battalions, training and then off to war.
Obviously it is about the the Durhams and therefore the scope of the book is limited by the fact it is about one particular regiment. The regiment in question however, suffered some of the worst privations of the trenches at Ypres and the Somme.I thoroughly recommend the book to anyone who wants to get an idea of what WW1 was like for the volunteer soldier but especially if you or family comes from Durham or served in the regiment.