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By Henry Owens,John Hutton

ISBN-10: 145968799X

ISBN-13: 9781459687998

ISBN-10: 178159306X

ISBN-13: 9781781593066

Henry Owens nice battle diary presents a vibrant and whole narrative, noticeable from the point of view of a military health care provider, of what it used to be prefer to stay and struggle within the trenches of the Western entrance. Owens, a member of the unique British expeditionary strength, the ‘Old Contemptibles’, was once one of the first British infantrymen to set foot in France. He spent the following 4 years within the entrance line as a physician and a diarist, an eyewitness to a couple of the main sour and violent struggles of the best clash the area had ever visible. His writing, edited and with a whole advent by way of John Hutton, supplies us an within view of the tasks and reviews of a physician tending the combating troops, and it paints a image portrait of the day-by-day lives of the lads themselves.

Henry Owens used to be born right into a doctor’s relations in lengthy Stratton, Norfolk in 1889. whilst conflict was once declared in 1914, he joined the Royal military scientific Corps and was once despatched to France with the British Expeditionary strength. He served as a front-line clinical officer during the clash and he saved a diary and notes. After the battle he used this fabric to collect this meticulous account of his stories. After being demobilized in 1919 he lower back to civilian scientific perform and married, yet he died after a surprising sickness in 1921, elderly simply 31. After the loss of life of his spouse in 1980, the diary got here into the ownership of the Imperial conflict Museum.

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