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|Posté le: Mar 4 Juil - 18:31 (2017) Sujet du message: Stretcher Bearer A Soldiers WW1 Notebook
This is a transcript of George A Howard's WW1 notebook, which was found by his grandson in 2013. This is no grand work of literature, nor does it cover more than 15 months of the war. The many rough edges and omissions have not been edited out, but it shows details of a soldier's life that is rarely seen. Perhaps most striking is the surreal contrast between the horror of the trenches and the days of respite behind the line - rowing on a canal, visits to the cinéma and boxing matches, followed within hours by further horror. Tantalisingly, the notebook shows signs of previous ownership by a German soldier . Who was he? This little book tries to uncover that. He also writes about various actions in the war at which he was not present, like a football fan recording details of away games which he has not attended. There are also recipes for medicines which George Howard probably copied while in a military hospital. These alone bear reading and show what quackery there was at the time. In addition to the transcription, this book also contains a scanned copy of each page of the notebook.
bound: 73 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 19, 2017)
isbn: 1521005176, 978-1521005170,
weight: 8.8 ounces (