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Book Review - The Autobiography of the British Soldier – from Agincourt to Basra

By: John Lewis-Stempel (501.1/35727)
Publisher: Headline Review ISBN: 978-0-7553-1581-9

Agincourt. Waterloo. The Somme. D-Day. Basra. Over six centuries, one man has fought in all these battles and helped shape the course of history: the British soldier.

The British soldier has been the winner of impossible victories, spearhead of imperialism, cannon fodder for the Western front, and thin khaki line against Hitler. Whatever, whenever and against all odds, he has always done his duty.

Drawing on some 200 first-hand accounts of all the great, bloody battles of British history The Autobiography of the British Soldier presents the life and wars of this greatest of Britons in unique form – his own words.

In memoirs, letters, diaries. Combat records and emails, the men who have fought in all Britain’s battles speak of bloodshed and horror, of comradeship, loss, patriotism and self-sacrifice and reveal the common experiences of a military life and the unchanging face of the man from the frontline

November 2007


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