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Mons, Anzac and Kut

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A brilliant British memoir from three different theatres of the First World War; widely regarded as one of the finest written during the early period after the war. Despite being badly short-sighted, the author wished to serve his country with a passion and started off his military carrier as an interpreter. However, it wasn’t long before he found himself in the thick of the fighting in 1914. At the forefront, in the confused fighting around Mons as the British turned at bay, he was wounded and captured. In a throwback to earlier days of chivalry, he was exchanged for a German prisoner of equal rank and standing.
Out of the frying pan and into the fire of Gallipoli, Herbert writes passionately of the experiences and suffering of his fellow Allied soldiers, but he is characteristically self-depreciating of his own heroic conduct under the shellfire. After the end of the campaign in the Dardanelles, the author was posted out to Mesopotamia as an intelligence officer, ending his military career.
“Fascinating, straightforward, and very well written, best on Mons and Gallipoli.” - p. 120, Edward Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004, The Scarecrow Press, Lanham Maryland, Toronto, Oxford.
Author - Herbert, Aubrey, 1880-1923.
Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, E. Arnold, 1919.
Original Page Count – 251 pages.
Illustrations — 4 maps.

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