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Diary of the last stages of WWI.

Originally published under the pen name "Ralph Scott"
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published 1923 by W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd.

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So you are interested in reading about World War One. Which book to choose? That is the question. What are you looking for? Do you want a complete non-fiction compendium explaining the cause of the war and the battles, then try A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918. I have heard it is very good. Do you want it clothed in fiction in a more palatable form? I have read both Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War and A Long L...more
Of all war diaries I've read three have so far stayed most in my mind:

The Backwash Of War
Not So Quiet...: Stepdaughters of War

and this one.

All three have an immediacy, an honesty, a rage and openness so many others entirely lack. I am aware of why they lack this, because neither the public, nor the publishers really wanted to read about what it really meant, because then people simply didn't believe, because most of these men and women suffered gravely from PTSD and their only recourse was to lo...more
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