Trench Fever by Christopher Moore

Trench Fever by Christopher Moore

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Moore recounts the war-time experience of an obscure infantryman, Private Walter Butterworth of the Leicestershire Regiment, who was also his grandfather. He traces the three-year march through France and Flanders, as seen through the eyes of one of the six million voiceless ranks of Britons in uniform.

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For Chris Moore the Great War developed from a childhood fascination to a full-blown obsession, both with the actuality of the war - its archives and its archaeology - and its abiding influence on English language, manners and customs. Exasperated with the emphasis most war literature places on the officers and political leaders, Moore set out to trace the wartime experiences of one man - one personal history among the 6,000,000 voiceless ranks of Britons in uniform. He chose Private Walter Butterworth, 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, an obscure infantryman in a disparaged outfit of amateurs that somehow managed to win one of the greatest battles of history - who also happened to be Moore's grandfather. In this book Moore retrieves his grandfather's war-song by following (with reluctant family in tow) the three-year march of the 5th Leicesters through France and Flanders.

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SKU GOR002206928
Title Trench Fever
Author By (author) Christopher Moore
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0316646962
ISBN 13 9780316646963
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

Details

For Chris Moore the Great War developed from a childhood fascination to a full-blown obsession, both with the actuality of the war - its archives and its archaeology - and its abiding influence on English language, manners and customs. Exasperated with the emphasis most war literature places on the officers and political leaders, Moore set out to trace the wartime experiences of one man - one personal history among the 6,000,000 voiceless ranks of Britons in uniform. He chose Private Walter Butterworth, 5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, an obscure infantryman in a disparaged outfit of amateurs that somehow managed to win one of the greatest battles of history - who also happened to be Moore's grandfather. In this book Moore retrieves his grandfather's war-song by following (with reluctant family in tow) the three-year march of the 5th Leicesters through France and Flanders.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002206928
Title Trench Fever
Author By (author) Christopher Moore
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0316646962
ISBN 13 9780316646963
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.