Laurence Attwell's Letters From the Front
Lawrence Attwell was one of the lucky ones, surviving over four years of trench warfare on the Western Front. During that time he had two short periods of leave.
In his extraordinary series of letters to his family he graphically recounts what life was like for the ordinary infantry soldier on active duty. We learn of the conditions, the discipline, the courage, the fear...more
I purchased the book at a time when I was researching my grandfather’s service in the Great War. But unlike Laurence my grandfather wrote home very little according to relatives and no correspondence survived. I looked upon this collection somewhat as a surrogate.
Many a treatise has been written about the First World War but it was good to get inside the mind of the average ‘ ...more