To the Last Ridge, Paperback / softback Book

To the Last Ridge Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Written just after the heat of battle and in the language of the time, this extraordinarily moving account expresses in a brutally honest and personal way the ordinary soldier's experience of one of the most horrific series of battles ever fought.

Fleurbaix, Bapaume, Beaumetz, Lagnicourt, Bullecourt, The Menin Road, Villers-Bretonneux, Peronne and Mont St.

Quentin. Downing describes the mud, the rats, the constant pounding of the guns, the deaths, the futility, but also the humour and heroism of one of the most compelling periods in world history.

His writing is spare, beautiful in its clarity and heart-breakingly vivid.

Quite simply the finest and most graphic description of these actions ever written.

Anyone with an interest in war and the ordinary person's struggle to survive must read this book


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