Billy Congreve's Armageddon Road: A VC's Diary 1914-1916 PDF

By Billy Congreve

ISBN-10: 1473821193

ISBN-13: 9781473821194

Billy Congreve was once an excellent soldier and an outstanding guy. by the point he used to be killed at the Somme in July 1916 on the age of twenty-five he have been provided the DSO, MC, and the Légion d'Honneur, and for his many deeds of gallantry at the Somme, a posthumous VC.

Born right into a army kinfolk (his father normal Congreve had additionally gained the VC) he turned a customary soldier within the Rifle Brigade ahead of the conflict, and in France grew to become a employees officer, yet person who selected to be within the entrance line as usually as he might. This makes his awesome diaries all of the extra worthy given that he writes from the thick of the battling and but keeps an objectivity that permits him to watch all that's occurring round him either within the trenches and at headquarters.

Terry Norman rigorously edited the diary to set his tale within the context of the conflict, and therefore offer a superb photograph of what an officer considered the behavior of the battle facet through facet along with his own grief on the lack of his neighbors and the wastage of human life.

Out of print for over 30 years, this specific centenary version of this vintage paintings contains a new foreword from esteemed army writer Nigel Cave, in addition to an accelerated creation from Terry's widow, Joan and a newly designed plate part. Detailing the intense exploits of a really impressive guy in the course of the first years of the battle, this publication is a compulsive buy for all fanatics of the period.

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