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With A Machine Gun To Cambrai: A Story Of The First World War

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In August 1914, after lying about his age, the 16-year-old George Coppard enlisted in Kitchener's army. Serving with the Machine Gun Corps, he fought in the battles of Loos, Somme and Arras, and at Cambrai, where he was badly wounded and won the Military Medal for Bravery. This book is based on diaries that the author kept, against military regulation, during his service i ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published November 4th 1999 by Not Avail (first published 1969)
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Bill Bailey
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great little book with only one problem; it's too short. I wish the author had written more, but what little there is is pure gold.
Prince Singh
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very nice book which I bought from the library of the Canadian war museum. This is a first hand account of the trench warfare in WW 1. The narrative is so intense that I finished the book in one read. I suggest this book to anyone who wants to read the bottom and hard truth about War which is far from chivalry, victories, medals and laurels. This book show the real true deal, how the common solider manages this life and the hardships he faces each day. How a loaf of bread becomes your ...more
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