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A Real Insight Into A Private's WWI,
This review is from: Her Privates We (Paperback)
An excellent book, very insightful and feeling true to life and surprisingly modern. It probably does more than any other book to convey the comradeship, boredom, vices, unease and terror of war. There is also a dark humour running through it - stories away from the front and regarding the work and systems the army operated at the time. The officer class is seen from a private's eyes - and it seems quite fair.
Fate, superstition and traditions play their part, but fatalism overrides everything.
Armies make war, people die and this book brings them to life brilliantly