Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 4 September 2003
Having slowly become addicted to military history, I've particularly enjoyed the grunt's eye view of battle, or more accurately, hanging around and waiting to be killed. The Sorrow of War, snippets in Stalingrad from diaries and Band of Brothers. However, it always seemed that such social histories were written about others. Glamourous Americans fighting across Europe, Exotic Vietnamese in guerilla engagements. In comparison my knowledge of the poor old British Tommy, or Jock, was poor. Did we have a boring regulation war? Did any turn their hand to recording the realities and horrors. White's book is an answer, an emphatic yes. It is is a diary, not a considered retrospective, so it does just give surnames and his officer-eye view. But his descriptions of huddling the earth in a scrape are incredibly evocative. It brings it home the mud, the sweat and the wasteful blood spilt as brave men battled.
0Comment| 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
£9.23+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime