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The Minstrel Boy: A Tale of War

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  1 Review
Yearning for adventure a boy of 16 enlists in the Army in August 1914 giving his age as 19. In the Battle of the Somme his battalion is decimated, all his friends are killed. He decides that, before he faces death again he should experience the embrace of a woman. This he seeks in the arms of a whore. Now a Corporal he leads a firing squad ordered to execute a boy, ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 20th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Ralph
Aug 26, 2011 Ralph rated it it was amazing
An extract from a review by Helen Kaye-Watts.
The story takes us through many of the 'big shows' of the First World War .Our hero goes through the Somme,Passchendaele, the advance onto the Hindenburg line, the German offensive of 1918. He undergoes various keynote experiences,shooting an enemy soldier for the first time and seeing him die, being involved in an execution by firing squad, surviving the destruction of his battalion on the first day of the Somme. It is almost odyssean. A harsh critic
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