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By Henry Owens,John Hutton

ISBN-10: 145968799X

ISBN-13: 9781459687998

ISBN-10: 178159306X

ISBN-13: 9781781593066

Henry Owens nice warfare diary offers a bright and entire narrative, noticeable from the point of view of a military health care professional, of what it used to be prefer to dwell and struggle within the trenches of the Western entrance. Owens, a member of the unique British expeditionary strength, the ‘Old Contemptibles’, was once one of the first British squaddies to set foot in France. He spent the following 4 years within the entrance line as a physician and a diarist, an eyewitness to a couple of the main sour and violent struggles of the best clash the realm had ever visible. His writing, edited and with an entire creation by way of John Hutton, offers us an inside of view of the tasks and stories of a physician tending the struggling with troops, and it paints a image portrait of the day-by-day lives of the boys themselves.

Henry Owens was once born right into a doctor’s kin in lengthy Stratton, Norfolk in 1889. while warfare used to be declared in 1914, he joined the Royal military clinical Corps and used to be despatched to France with the British Expeditionary strength. He served as a front-line clinical officer in the course of the clash and he saved a diary and notes. After the warfare he used this fabric to collect this meticulous account of his studies. After being demobilized in 1919 he again to civilian clinical perform and married, yet he died after a surprising ailment in 1921, elderly simply 31. After the loss of life of his spouse in 1980, the diary got here into the ownership of the Imperial battle Museum.

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