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In the Line of Fire: A Soldier's Diary WWI 1914-1918

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Live from the trenches

Almost a hundred years have passed since the end of World War I, also known as "The Great War" – the largest and most devastating war the world had known up to that date. It has shifted and shaped human history until today. Millions were killed and hundreds of millions were wounded, orphaned and uprooted, while others were left to live amongst the r

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Published August 18th 2016
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Romuald Dzemo
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the Line of Fire: A Soldier's Diary WWI 1914-1918 by Teofil Tobias Reiss is an account of the WWI from the perspective of a soldier, a story from someone who witnessed the war experience firsthand, an Austro-Hungarian patriot and a proud Jew. In these pages, readers will learn about the reality of war and its horrors from an unmitigated account of someone writing from the heart of the war.

Note that the writing isnt in the original language in which the diaries were written, but th
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Bob
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This isn't much of a book, but it is interesting anyway. What it is, is the short diary of an Austrian Jewish medic in World War 1. For those of us with no military experience, we tend to think of armies as well regulated groups following a strict chain of command with precise rules to be followed. Nothing could be further from the experience of this soldier. Officers were petty. Bribes common. Rules changed depending on who was in charge. Doctors hid from responsibilities. It read more like MAS ...more
Laurie Thomas
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
it is definitely a diary. some parts were interesting to see what they went through but not very graphic. I did enjoy the photos towards the end. The book is very authentic and raw, and showcases the horrors of daily life in the trenches: being unable to help the sick due to lack of medicine, nearly starving, the horrible illnesses that troubled the soldiers, depression, and so on. It's very authentic as the original letters in his own hand writing are attached. Note that the writing isn't in th ...more
John
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
A diary that was never meant for publication provides a glimpse into the Austrian Army during WWI. Not much of interest, more angst, complaining and pettiness than a description of the war.
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In The Line of Fire is the English translation of an original, handwritten German diary written during World War I, The Great War, by Teofil Tobias Reiss.

Teofil Reiss was an Austro-Hungarian soldier during the war. His diary tells of life in the trenches, admist the dying and the wounded. It’s direct, straightforward, an unique, raw, brutal perspective on the most devastating war that ever wrecked the earth.

The book is very
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Dawn
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Line of fire

The layout of the book was not helpful. Every page had to be enlarged. The reports of the battles were brief and the conditions were described as they related to the diary writer's comfort or standards.
Misty
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the Line of Fire: A Soldiers Diary WWI by Teofil Tobias Reiss is a non-fiction memoir of one soldiers memories and life during World War I. In the Line of Fire: A Soldiers Diary WWI by Teofil Tobias Reiss is a book that would appeal most to an audience of adults who enjoy memoir of World War I. In the Line of Fire: A Soldiers Diary WWI by Teofil Tobias Reiss follows Austro-Hungarian patriot soldier, Teofil Reiss, who served during WWI. It follows his life through the trenches, the deaths all ...more
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The life & times of Teofil Reiss during WWI. His family, friends & comrades are included.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written WWI memoir (diary) book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. T
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As explained in the introduction, this book is the translated words of Teofil Tobias Reiss diary from 1914-1918. I imagine during that time, ink and paper weren’t always available, nor were conditions proper for writing. The fact that Reiss was able to keep his diary current, even if just to write a few words, is remarkable. Once you start reading the encounters Reiss, you’ll realize his story is remarkable too.

Reiss writes about some of the high ranking military officers who would be corrupt a
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Brooke Kinsman
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Immediately upon opening it, I was intrigued by the set up of the book. I loved how I could see the original writing from the author. The flow of the book left me amazed. There were moments while reading that I was completely drawn into the moment as if I was there with him. I honestly could not stop reading. I opened it and did not close it until I was finished. The everyday moments behind the war, behind the people, behind the times left me wanting more. I found myself researching the dates to ...more
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