One of the best autobiographies of war, I have read,
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This review is from: SUBALTERN ON THE SOMME (Kindle Edition)
A masterful work. When I started reading this book I questioned what It was going to be about, but quickly tuned in to the author's masterful and skilfully written little word pictures of life on the Western Front. The wholeness of the scene he depicts covers a complete spectrum of experience, giving keenly observed descriptions of the places he visited and the living conditions men tolerated in the trenches. His observations on those around him who shared with him the destruction, fear, horror and revulsion of total war, buoyed up by a will to survive, are very interesting. His few lines of verse are a highlight of the book.
I would compare Plowman's work to a painting, each paragraph a stroke of the brush blending or contrasting with the next, to create the finished picture.
Appropriate reading on the hundredth anniversary of the start of the Great war