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Gunner on the Somme By W.R. Price

Gunner on the Somme
by W.R. Price

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Gunner of the Somme is a remarkable memoir detailing the life of a gunner on the Western Front as observed by a gentleman scientist who served in the ranks. He enrolled in the ranks and left this incredible description of how the brigade operated, how men worked on the guns and his experiences as a gunner.
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Gunner on the Somme: The Memoir of William Robert Price, 1st South Midland 1914-1917 by W.R. Price

Gunner of the Somme is a remarkable memoir detailing the life of a gunner on the Western Front as observed by a gentleman scientist who served in the ranks. William Price was a Cambridge botanist who worked at Kew Gardens but a speech impediment made him feel unable to serve as an officer. He enrolled in the ranks and left this incredible description of how the brigade operated, how men worked on the guns and his experiences as a gunner. His account runs from the outbreak of war until he was wounded in late 1917, and there is a moving postscript written in 1958 when he returned to the battlefields around Ypres. In addition to his descriptions of the fighting at the Somme and Passchendaele, he includes fine detail - such as food and swearing in the ranks - that is hard to find elsewhere.

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Gunner on the Somme: The Memoir of William Robert Price, 1st South Midland 1914-1917 by W.R. Price
W.R. Price
Used - Like New
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2016-05-18
224
0750969822
9780750969826
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.